The automaker Toyota announced Monday 1 st February the suspension of production of 8 to 13 February in twelve of vehicle assembly plants in Japan. “The operations should restart the 15″ , the firm said in a statement, adding that the production lines outside of the Japanese archipelago will not, for their part, remain unaffected.
This follows an incident at one of its suppliers and which caused a shortage of parts. An explosion hit, 8 January, the site of steelmaker Aichi Steel, damaging a furnace. This affiliate of Toyota hopes “resume its activities by the end of March” .
“minimize the impact”
The manufacturer promises to “take all necessary measures to minimize the impact on vehicle production” , citing the use “other lines operated by Aichi Steel or Procurement other steelmakers’ .
The global sector leader, who in 2015 sold more than 10 million vehicles, built more than 40% of its cars in Japan. Toyota has based its method of production on minimizing inventory and parts supply “just in time” to the assembly.
At the Tokyo Stock Exchange, its title was not affected by Monday’s announcement. He earned 1.4 3% to 7303 yen (55.58 euros) an hour after the opening of trade