Toyota extends production stoppage in Japan as parts are in short supply

FILE PHOTO: Employees of Toyota Motor Corp. work on the Toyota assembly line
FILE PHOTO: An employee of Toyota Motor Corp. Work on the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) assembly line at the company’s Motomachi plant in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on May 17, 2018. Photo taken May 17, 2018. REUTERS / Issei Kato

December 14, 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it would extend shutdowns at some plants in Japan because it lacks components from factories in Southeast Asia, where production has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 lockdown. -19.

Output loss from the most recent production shutdown will now total about 14,000 vehicles in December, up from the 9,000 it flagged on Friday, Toyota said in an email, Toyota said in an email. .

The cuts, which affect Lexus and Land Cruiser models, come as the world’s largest carmaker by production volume tries to make up for lost output due to earlier supply chain disruptions in Malaysia. and Vietnam.

Toyota says it is sticking to its annual global production target announced in September of 9 million vehicles for the year to March 31.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Tim Kelly in Tokyo; Editing by Matthew Lewis and Tom Hogue) Toyota extends production stoppage in Japan as parts are in short supply

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