The Ministry of Economic Development of the State of Guanajuato said it had no information regarding the strike called by the workers who participate in the construction of the Toyota assembly plant in Apaseo el Grande, due to an alleged debt of their salaries.
A halt in the construction works in the course of this week could cause a delay in the opening of the plant, which is expected to begin operations before the end of 2018, as recently announced the Toyota CEO, Takaaki Kuga, in Queretaro.
At the time, the Toyota executive told Diario de Querétaro that agreements have already been signed with companies to join the supply chain in the future manufacturing of up to 100,000 units of the Tacoma pick-up truck model.
It is worth mentioning that Toyota broke ground for this plant in Guanajuato since 2016, during the administration of Governor Miguel Márquez Márquez, positioning the state as the only one in the country with seven major automotive assembling plants.
With the opening of the new Toyota assembly plant in Apaseo el Grande, 2,000 direct jobs will be generated and about a hundred supplying companies will be attracted to the region.
SMT Newsroom with information from elheraldodetabasco.com