New Delhi. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has started the third shift at its Karnataka plant to increase its production capacity by around 30 per cent. The company’s move is aimed at reducing the ‘waiting period’ for models like the popular Innova Crysta and Fortuner.
The automaker has started the third shift from May 1 at its plant in Bidadi, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, to ramp up its manufacturing capacity. The company has invested over Rs 90 crore to augment the existing infrastructure at the plant . Apart from this, 1,500 workers have been appointed to work in the third shift in the factory.
TKM Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Sudip S Dalvi told PTI, “We have started the third shift at the plant. The plant produces models such as the Innova Crysta, Innova Hycross and the Fortuner. The waiting period for these products is quite long. Our effort is to reduce it.