Back-to-business! Toyota builds its 4.5millionth car in Britain upon return from coronavirus closure at its Burnaston plant

Production resumed at the facility on 26 May, following two months of being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Of all the cars it makes, almost 90 per cent are exported to overseas markets. Watershed model number 4,500,0000 is one of these examples - a left-hand drive Corolla on its way to a customer in Poland.  With the Government yet to agree and trade agreement with the EU for Brexit, as it currently stands these models will be subject to 10 per cent tariffs - as will models coming into Britain from Europe.   Like all manufacturers across all sectors, the car brand has revise facilities and processes to ensure the health and safety of all staff members and visitors to the site.   Jim Crosbie, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK's managing director, said: 'Seeing our 4.5millionth car come off the line gives everyone at TMUK a sense of pride in what we have achieved in almost 30 years of high-quality manufacturing.  'It also symbolises the great commitment and team spirit of all our members to overcome the challenges we have faced and secure our future as a competitive and highly efficient business.'