Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Toyota PH Production to Halt Until Mid-April


Toyota Motor Corporation has suspended production in Europe, and the Philippines because of the spread of COVID-19.

Toyota will suspend operations at five of its manufacturing facilities situated in France, United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, and Turkey until further notice.

Meanwhile, the Santa Rosa, Laguna plant is also shut down until an unspecified time in mid-April. The factory currently makes the Vios sub-compact sedan and Innova compact MPV.

Toyota said it was suspending output at the facilities in line with government guidelines in those countries that are aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

It also said that its Tianjin plant in China will continue operating on only a single shift. The factory, a joint venture with that country’s FAW, normally operates on double shifts and makes the Corolla, Crown, and Avalon sedans, among other nameplates.

Toyota said its three other plants in China have resumed normal production following earlier suspensions in that country. The company’s plants in Japan are also operating normally.

By contrast, Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co., are slowing production of some lines in Japan to adjust for supply chain problems. Neither company would give details about what vehicles or factories are affected or how much output is being dialed back.

Subaru Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. reported no major interruptions at their Japanese plants.

With reports from Automotive News

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