Toyota Motor Corp. says it will increase production capacity in Europe via an additional shift at its Burnaston, U.K., and Valenciennes, France, assembly plants in second-quarter 2004. Annual capacity at Burnaston, which produces the Toyota Avensis, will increase from the current 220,000 units to 270,000, while creating 1,000 new jobs. Output at the Valenciennes plant will rise from 184,000 to 240,000 via the 500 newly created assembly jobs. The plant produces the Toyota Yaris.

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