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September 22, 2023

Restructuring of European production network

Toyoda Gosei to Dissolve UK Subsidiary

JP Ver.

Kiyosu, Japan, September 22, 2023: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has made the decision to dissolve its subsidiary in the United Kingdom, Toyoda Gosei UK Ltd. (TGUK), as a part of its restructure of the company’s earnings in its European business. Toyoda Gosei will now aim to grow its business in Europe centered on Toyoda Gosei Czech, s.r.o. (TGCZ).

As the automotive industry undergoes dramatic changes, Toyoda Gosei is restructuring its business globally as one part of efforts to grow sustainably into the future. The decision to close TGUK was made against the background of the changing business environment as automakers decrease or end production in the UK, leaving little expectation for growth in the business of TGUK. Manufacturing operations had been transferred to TGCZ and other companies, and production at TGUK ended in July 2023. Liquidation of TGUK is scheduled to be completed by around the end of 2024.

Outline of TGUK

Name Toyoda Gosei UK Ltd.
Location Rotherham Plant (Headquarters): Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Swansea Plant: Swansea, Wales
Established April 1999
Capital GBP 38 million
Shareholders Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. 100%
President Shigenori Matsuo
Business activities Manufacture of automotive parts (weatherstrips, interior and exterior products)