Apr 20, 2020 19:31 JST

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota: Adjustments to Domestic Production (Updated April 20)

TOKYO, Apr 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - About extending the suspension of operations to certain production lines (April 20)

We have decided to extend the period of suspension of operations by 4 days (4/23-4/28) from the time previously announced on April 15 for both the Takaoka Plant, production #2, and Toyota Industries Corp, lines 301 and 302. The end result will be a suspension for both plants for a total of 7 working days. (4/20-28)

Adjustments to Domestic Production (as of April 15)

Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the current market and the decline in demand of new vehicles globally, Toyota intends to make gradual adjustments in production operations at all plants for completed vehicles in Japan, starting from May 1.

Specifically, we have decided to halt production for two days, on May 1 and 11, and plan to reflect the operation days on alternative dates. Additionally, we plan to add non-operating days as well as reducing operation time from double shifts to a single shift from May 12 for some of the plants and production lines producing vehicles for overseas markets.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our suppliers and people in those regions.

Please refer to the below for more details.

Production suspension for nine production lines at five plants (Among a total of 28 production lines at 15 plants)

- Tsutsumi Plant, production lines #1 and #2
4 operating days from May 12 (Tue) to 15 (Fri)
- Tahara Plant, production line #1
5 operating days from May 12 (Tue) to 18 (Mon)
- Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. (TMEJ), production lines F201 and F301 at Higashi-Fuji Plant
1 operating day on May 12 (Tue)
- Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. (TMEJ), production line #1 at Iwate Plant
2 operating days for May 12 (Tue) and 13 (Wed)
- Hino, Hamura Plant, production line #1
4 operating days from May 12 (Tue) to 15 (Fri)
- Hino, Hamura Plant, production lines #2 and #4
1 operating day on May 12 (Tue)

Reduction of operation to a single shift in four production lines at three plants

- Tahara Plant, production lines #1 and #3
Operation with a single shift from May to June (Employees to continue working double shifts)
- Hino, Hamura Plant, production line #1
Operation with a single shift from May to June (No second shift)
- Gifu Auto Body Co., Ltd., production line #2
Operation with a single shift from May to June (No second shift)

In addition, since we anticipate that the delivery of some parts from overseas will be affected due to COVID-19, we will halt production for three operating days between April 20 (Mon) and 22 (Wed) for Takaoka Plant production line #2 and Toyota Industries Corporation production lines #301 and #302.

Note that operation plans may change in accordance with changes in demand and the situation of parts delivery, going forward.

About Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor Corporation works to develop and manufacture innovative, safe and high-quality products and services that create happiness by providing mobility for all. We believe that true achievement comes from supporting our customers, partners, employees, and the communities in which we operate. Since our founding over 80 years ago in 1937, we have applied our Guiding Principles in pursuit of a safer, greener and more inclusive society. Today, as we transform into a mobility company developing connected, automated, shared and electrified technologies, we also remain true to our Guiding Principles and many of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to help realize an ever-better world, where everyone is free to move.

SDGs Initiatives: https://global.toyota/en/sustainability/sdgs/

Source: Toyota Motor Corporation
Sectors: Automotive

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