Toyota Australia will boost production at its Altona, Victoria manufacturing plant by more than 22 per cent this year.
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The plant, which manufacturers Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid and Toyota Aurion models, will see a total production rise to approximately 120,000 cars in 2010. Last year, the facility saw just under 100,000 units roll off the assembly line.

Speaking with Toyota Australia's senior executive director of sales and marketing, David Buttner, at the launch of Adelaide's newest Toyota dealership on Tuesday, CarAdvice discovered the increase in production reflects an upturn in domestic and export sales as local and global economies begin to improve.

"Sales of Camry in Australia have risen more than 25 per cent this year and Aurion sales are also stronger on the domestic market," Mr Buttner said."We will continuously monitor our production rate as we are expecting further strong demand with our recent introduction of the Hybrid Camry,"Export orders, principally from the Middle East, are also rebounding - even in the face of a strong Australian dollar."

Mr Buttner also explained how Toyota had implemented several new projects in the Altona plant to improve quality for the benefit of its customers.

The plant, a mainstay of the local auto industry, buys more than $2.4 billion in parts from local suppliers each year.

"Toyota provides local component suppliers with a large and stable customer and a partner in the pursuit of quality, efficiency and opportunity," Mr Buttner said."Whenever Camry drivers check the side mirros, open a door or turn the steering wheel, they are using just some of the hundreds of parts made by Australian businesses."