Derbyshire training centre will teach Toyota’s European manufacturing staff best practice

A training centre in Derbyshire is key to teaching Toyota‘s European car manufacturing staff best practice, the company claimed.

In its European Sustainability Report, the car manufacturer’s HR directors said steps taken this year to shift training away from Japan would be vital in developing operations across Europe.

Previously, every plant around the world had a ‘mother plant’ in Japan and trainers would tour operations around the globe sharing their expertise.

As a response to the growing demand in Europe for production training, Tony Walker, vice-president for HR and business planning for the manufacturing company, said the European Global Production Centre was opened in Derbyshire.

He said: “The new centre will make Toyota more self-reliant in Europe, speed up the training process, provide more cost-efficient training and standardise global best practice.”

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