JCB digs Derbyshire-built Toyota

Digger manufacturer JCB is taking delivery of a new fleet of cars made in Derbyshire by Toyota Manufacturing UK.

The construction equipment manufacturer has ordered a fleet of 40 Corolla Touring Sports models, which are built at Toyota’s Burnaston plant.

The cars, which feature self-charging hybrid electric technology, will be used by JCB’s sales teams across the UK.

The handover of the first 20 vehicles recently took place at the company’s Rocester headquarters in Staffordshire.

Stuart Ferma, general manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet, said: “It is extremely gratifying that with JCB already working to address the future challenges within its industry with new technology, it has chosen Corolla hybrid models for its vehicle fleet.

“With our shared support of British manufacturing and our commitment to develop hydrogen as a fuel of the future, we share very similar goals.”