Japan’s auto parts maker Toyoda Gosei Co. will enhance the production capacity at its group company in Brazil, GDBR Industria e Comercio de Componentes Quimicos e de Borracha Ltda. (GDBR), in order to keep pace with the growing sales of airbags and other safety systems in South America by 2024.
Toyoda Gosei will expand the GDBR plant building and install airbag and steering wheel production equipment to raise production capacity, while also seeking to improve productivity by optimising the layout of the entire manufacturing facility.
Toyoda Gosei began producing automotive parts at GDBR, its first location in Brazil, in 2015. Since then, it has increased production and sales centred on interior and exterior products and door and window sealing rubber products (weatherstrips).
It will expand the facility from 18,000 sq m to 22,800 sq m and add on new airbag assembly machines, steering wheel moulding/assembly machinery.