It's hoped the Toyota car being built in Derbyshire will safeguard jobs; welcome news for the car giant which has had a series of recalls.
Toyota has been at their plant in Burnaston in Derby for 20 years. Today, the Japanese car maker is celebrating its time in the city.
Toyota is celebrating its 20th anniversary at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire.
Following Toyota's confirmation that the 56-year-old man, who died at their plant in Burnaston yesterday, Derbyshire Police have also made a statement:
"Our investigation is at an early stage but there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances... The man, who is believed to be 56-years-old and not from Derbyshire, has not yet been formally identified... His family have been informed."
Derbyshire Police are conducting a joint-investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, to look into the incident.
Toyota have said that the lorry driver who died at their Burnaston plant was killed whilst making a delivery and collection.
The 56-year-old man, who worked for Goldstar Transport, has not been named but was trapped between two vehicles before he died in the early hours of yesterday morning at the Derbyshire site.
Toyota have today released the following statement:
"Further to the tragic, fatal accident that occurred in the early hours of yesterday, we can confirm the driver was visiting the site in order to deliver a container of parts and to collect an empty container to return to Felixstowe...
…It was whilst making this delivery or collection that the accident occurred. Our thoughts continue to be with the driver's family and friends and we extend our sincere condolences to them."
Toyota made 60% more cars at its Derbyshire site last year than in 2012.
The increase marks the biggest growth out of all the car manufacturers in the country, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
180,000 cars rolled out of its Burnaston factory in 2013.
The Health and Safety Executive, which monitors health and safety in the workplace, has launched an investigation into the death of a man at the Toyota factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire.
A spokesman for the HSE confirmed the man was a lorry driver, who became trapped between two vehicles and died.
– HSE spokesman
We were made aware of an incident which happened at 12.38am this morning.
The deceased is a 56-year-old male from Suffolk.
A man who died at Toyota's Derbyshire plant was working as a lorry driver for the firm.
The 56-year-old was declared dead at the scene after officers found him trapped between two lorries at the factory in Burnaston in the early hours of this morning.
A spokesman said the company had sent its condolences to the man's family.
– Toyota spokesman
It is with great regret that I must inform you that we had a severe incident on site last night which unfortunately resulted in a lorry driver receiving serious injuries sadly resulting in his death.
We are not able to give any details but we are supporting the authorities with their enquiries.
We extend our condolences to the driver’s family and friends.
A man has died after being found trapped between two lorries at a Toyota factory in Derbyshire.
Emergency crews were called to the factory, in Burnaston, at 12.40am today but were not able to save the man.
Police and the Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation into the tragedy, though it is not thought to be suspicious.
The 56-year-old man, who was not from Derbyshire, has not yet been formally identified but his family has been informed.
During Prime Minister's Questions, the MP for South Derbyshire Heather Wheeler asked David Cameron to join her in congratulating Toyota, which has a base at Burnaston in Derby, as well as other manufacturers, following recent figures which showed that car production in the UK has gone up by 10%.
In his response, the Prime Minister said companies like Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover are leading the re-industrialisation of the United Kingdom.
A new long-term industrial strategy to help Midlands car firms like Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota is being launched today.
Business Secretary Vince Cable, who's chair of the Automotive Council, will outline plans which it's hoped will boost car sales to other countries.
The council's co-chair Professor Richard Parry-Jones will also help launch the initiative at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Car-making giant Toyota has landed a £6.3 million cash windfall to help it develop a new generation of vehicles.
The money is part of the Regional Growth Fund - a government scheme designed to create and safeguard jobs.
Today the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, visited the Toyota plant to confirm the news. But as Phil Brewster reports, some people have questioned whether the project gives value for money.
A pharmaceuticals company in Nottingham says it has created 30 new jobs as a result of the Government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
Molecular Profiles won a £1.6m grant in the first allocation of the Growth Fund in 2010, the money was used to build new research and development facilities.
Chief Executive Nikin Patel says the total number of new jobs created could be as many as 60 by the time the project is finished.
The list of companies receiving money in the fourth and final round of RGF awards has been announced today. Responding the criticism of the scheme, Mr Patel said:
"More recently we've had bad news stories with the likes of AstraZeneca closing their plant in Loughborough and other pharmaceutical companies downsizing in the region, so there was a threat of a significant loss of good talent to the region.
"Companies are growing, are creating jobs so to support companies like this is very important."