00:44 GMT +322 November 2019
Listen Live
    Japan’s car-making giant Toyota said Monday it will stop home assembly lines for several days starting next Monday due to parts shortages caused by a blast at its steel factory.

    Toyota to Halt Car Production Over Parts Shortage After Factory Blast

    © Flickr/ Luis Gabriel Rivas
    Business
    Get short URL
    0 64
    Subscribe

    Japan’s car-making giant Toyota said Monday it will stop home assembly lines for several days starting next Monday due to parts shortages caused by a blast at its steel factory.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The explosion at an Aichi Steel Corporation manufacturing facility took place on January 8. Toyota’s assembly plants will be switched off from February 8 through February 13.

    "Operations are scheduled to recommence on February 15, and vehicle production on lines outside Japan will not be suspended," Toyota Motor Corp said in a statement.

    The world’s biggest automaker said it will take every step to reduce the impact of suspension on car production, possibly by using alternate lines operated by Aichi Steel and buying from other steelmakers.

    Related:

    Can This Toyota Climb a Vertical Sand Dune?
    Honda, Ford, Toyota Reveal New Designs at Annual Detroit Auto Show
    Sollers, Mitsui Start Series Russian Toyota Production
    Tags:
    stop, production, Toyota Motors
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik