Coronavirus (Covid-19) effect: Toyota decided to halt the production in Japan
KUALA LUMPUR: The coronavirus pandemic disease is hitting the automobile industry badly. Several car manufacturers like Ford, GM, FCA, Nissan have suspended their production activities to control the spread of the virus. And recently, Toyota Motors has decided to halt its five manufacturing units in Japan starting from April 3, 2020.
The firm has suspended production at Takaoka plant yesterday when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Though the factory has been stopped temporarily.
Toyota says that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a severe decline in the demand from the overseas markets has been witnessed and thus the decision of shutting down the manufacturing of the seven production lines in the county has been taken. The suspension period will be different for the different production lines. Let’s have a look at the suspension schedule.
The production line 1 of this plant will be halted between April 3 - April 7. It primarily manufactures the Auris, the JDM Corolla, and IQ.
The production line 1 and 2 of this manufacturing plant will be suspended between April 3 - April 7. Toyota Camry and Toyota Prius are produced here.
The production line 1 and 3 will be stopped between April 3 - April 10 and April 3 - April 14 respectively, It mainly builds Lexus models, Land Cruisers, and V6/V8 engines,
The first production line of this plant will be halted between April 3 - April 15. This mainly produces hybrid engines, 2GR-FE engine, and Lexus models.
Hino, Hamura Plant
At this manufacturing plant, the production line 1 will not be functioning between April 3 - April 6. It involves the production of FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser Prado.