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ArcelorMittal and Toyota Motor Manufacturing France celebrate 20 years of cooperation

In 2001, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) began to produce its Yaris model for the European market at a brand-new plant in Valenciennes (France). To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the plant’s opening, TMMF has joined with local partners such as ArcelorMittal Automotive Europe to celebrate the anniversary.

One of the first actions has been the release of a video titled ‘Made in Valenciennes’. Made by TMMF, the video features key suppliers to the plant including ArcelorMittal. You can watch the video (in French) below.


The high-quality automotive steels used in the Yaris are supplied from four ArcelorMittal mills in France. ArcelorMittal Automotive Europe currently employs over 1,500 people in France, many of whom are dedicated to supporting TMMF.

“ArcelorMittal is proud to supply most of the steel used to manufacture the Yaris. There is a strong trust relationship between ArcelorMittal and TMMF. We are ready, and happy, to work with TMMF for another 20 years – and beyond.”

Jérôme Salvia, ArcelorMittal’s key account manager for Toyota Motor Europe in his contribution


Jérôme Salvia, ArcelorMittal’s key account manager for Toyota Motor Europe


The Valenciennes plant continues to produce the Toyota Yaris. TMMF also announced it will also start to produce the new Yaris Cross at the plant later in 2021.


ArcelorMittal France website


Toyota Motor Manufacturing France website


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