UP TO 70 new jobs have been created at Toyota’s Deeside plant.
Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, will make the announcement at the UK engine plant today.
Increasing demand has led to the creation of new roles at the site.
Mr Jones will be given a tour of the engine plant and meet with senior Toyota executives and the workforce making a significant contribution to the manufacturing sector in Wales.
In September last year Toyota celebrated the milestone of 20 years of manufacturing vehicle engines in North Wales, and in January, reclaimed its position as the world’s largest car maker.
Mr Jones said: “Toyota is a world class manufacturing company and the plant in Wales is one of the jewels in our economy.
“The investment and commitment to the area has not only provided sustained economic benefits and employment opportunities, but has resulted in the development of a strong bond between the company and the local community.
“The UK Government recognises that manufacturing is at the heart of a healthy and balanced UK economy.
“There is now growing international recognition of our automotive industry and the interest in our national ambition to generate growth in the whole advanced manufacturing sector.
“Over the last two years (September 2010 to September 2012) the number of workforce jobs in the manufacturing sector in Wales has increased by 19,000, an increase of 14 per cent. Across the UK as a whole the number of workforce jobs in the manufacturing sector has increased by 1.6 per cent.
“Toyota has made a vital contribution to this success.
“It is a glowing example of collaboration between a global company and the UK, and a demonstration of why Wales continues to be a prime location to invest and do business.”
Richard Kenworthy, plant director at Toyota said the company had won further business due to its ability to demonstrate the plant’s ability to perform at the highest level.
“This is great news for the plant and for Wales,” he said.
The engine plant is located in the Deeside Enterprise Zone, which has been designated by the Welsh Government as the focus for advanced manufacturing in Wales.