Toyota Australia begins pre-production trials of its new A$330 million ($339 million) 4-cyl. engine plant at its Altona manufacturing site outside Melbourne. The first build of 30 units is designed to ensure the new machinery is working at capacity and the engines produced meet Toyota’s quality standards. Casting, assembly and machinery operations are housed under the same roof to improve efficiencies. The factory, replacing an engine plant built in 1978, is expected to begin ...

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