Toyoda Gosei to Establish New Airbag Plant in South China

7 April 2022

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. will establish a new plant in Guangdong Province, China, to enhance its production network for airbags and steering wheels, its major products, in China, where the automobile market continues to grow.

The new plant will be established as a branch plant of Toyoda Gosei Group company Toyoda Gosei (Foshan) Auto Parts Co., Ltd., with production planned to start around the summer of 2023. With this expansion, the company will raise its sales of airbags, for which there is growing demand due to strengthened safety systems in China, and the increasing automobile production in south China.

This plant will be established as a “smart plant” that pursues efficient and environmentally-friendly manufacturing. The status of processes from production to delivery will be grasped in real time with the use of IoT and AI. To contribute to carbon neutrality, the plant will use energy-saving production equipment and renewable energy. By 2030, this will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 50% compared with conventional equipment.

New plant outline

Location - Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province

Land area - Approx. 54,000 m2

Bldg. area - Approx. 43,000 m2

Products - Safety System products
(airbags, steering wheels, pop-up hood actuators)

Start of production - Summer 2023 (start of construction April 2022)

Employees - Approx. 280 (at start of operations)

Machinery/ equipment - Production equipment
• Collaborative robots
• Automatic guided vehicles
Environmental equipment
• Solar panels

Outline of Toyoda Gosei (Foshan) Auto Parts Co., Ltd.

Founded - October 2004
Capital - USD 19.1 million
After capital increase: USD 70.5 million
Location - No. 3 Wusha Section, Shunpan Rd. Daliang town, Shunde, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, 528333, China
Employees - 722 (as of Feb. 28, 2022)

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Public Relations
Chihiro Suzuki
[email protected]