LOS ANGELES -- Hino Motors will take over the Toyota Motor Manufacturing truck-bed assembly operations in Long Beach, Calif., to build medium-duty commercial panel trucks. It will be Hino's first manufacturing presence in the United States.
Hino, an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp., expects to build 4,000 units a year and is expected to invest $3 million to modify the plant.
During its 30 years of operation, the Long Beach facility produced truck beds, catalytic converters, power steering columns and substrates for Toyota vehicles.
Those operations are being transferred to a new Toyota plant in Mexico.