TOKYO – Toyota suspended 18 assembly lines at 11 factories in Japan after an earthquake hit northern Japan on Wednesday (16/3/2022) night.
Quoted from Carscoop, Sunday (20/3/2022) the shortage of spare parts produced from suppliers affected by the earthquake was the reason for the closure, not damage to the Toyota factory.
As a result, work stoppages will be limited to just three days in most locations, from Monday, March 21 to Wednesday, March 23.
“Toyota wishes to express its sincere sympathies and condolences to those affected by the earthquake that occurred in the Tohoku region on March 16,” Toyota wrote in a statement.
“While prioritizing community safety and the restoration of the region, we will continue to work with relevant suppliers in strengthening our actions against spare parts shortages and making every effort to deliver vehicles to our customers as soon as possible.” he added.
The affected factories manufacture parts for a wide variety of vehicles from the Yaris, GR Yaris, and Mirai, to SUVs such as the C-HR and Land Cruiser 300, to Lexus vehicles such as the LX, LS, and RC F.
The earthquake that hit the north of the country occurred near the site of the earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago, and caused the nuclear reactor at Fukushima to malfunction. Luckily, the coverage of damage from this earthquake was smaller.