In 2002, two large multinationals, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Toyota Motor Corporation, forged a joint venture – TPCA, Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile Czech, s.r.o. In the same year, the two partners laid the cornerstone of a shared manufacturing plant in Kolín-Ovčáry. On February 28, 2005, the facility began manufacturing compact city cars, dubbed the “Kolín Triplets” – the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107, and Citroën C1.
The investment into the facility amounted to over 25 billion crowns and created thousands of jobs in the Kolín region. Since the launch of production in 2005, close to four million cars have rolled off the line and into the hands of satisfied customers in Europe and beyond.
Toyota and PSA Peugeot Citroën negotiate a partnership to manufacture compact cars.
A partnership agreement is signed in Brussels. Czech authorities are officially informed of the selection of Kolín for the construction of a joint manufacturing facility.
Plant expansion and four billion crown investment into new technologies, including hybrid solutions.
2020 – 2021
We become Toyota.
Start of production of Toyota Yaris.
Production Volume by Generation
2005 – 04/2014
1 465 872
1 247 124
1 185 407
2 389 774
1 508 629
3 898 403
2021 – now
Koreatsu Aoki, President
Koreatsu Aoki was born on September 12, 1959 in Tokyo, Japan.
He joined the Toyota Motor Corporation’s Human Resources Division in 1983. During the more than 14 years of his professional career with the world’s biggest automaker, he served abroad in various positions in Toyota’s plants in the United Kingdom, the United States, and France.
In 2009, he was appointed Vice President for Production Control, Logistic Control, and Operations Management of the Development Division in Toyota Motor Manufacturing & Engineering North America in the United States.
In 2014, he was appointed President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France, a position he held for three years.