Japan Earthquake and Effect on Production in Europe


As Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) continues to address its production situation following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, it has decided to suspend production for several days in late April and early May at five European plants to manage available parts supply.

The plants affected are, for the production of vehicles, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. (TMUK), Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing France S.A.S.  The decision also applies to engine plants Toyota Motor Industries Poland Sp. Zo. o. and TMUK Engine Plant.  In May, these plants are expected to run at a reduced volume due to parts supply difficulties.

This decision does not apply to other Toyota plants in Europe.

Apr. 13, 2011
Toyota Motor Corporation

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