Toyota to resume production at all Japan plants from April 18-27, will suspend North American production


Toyota announced today that it will resume vehicle production at all Japan plants from April 18 to April 27. However, production ins planned to be approximately 50 percent of normal, Toyota said.

“Afterward, all production facilities will enter their annual spring holiday through May 9,” Toyota said. “A decision on post-holiday production will be made after assessing the parts supply situation.”

The development follows production resumed on March 28 at TMC’s Tsutsumi Plant in Aichi Prefecture and at Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc. in Fukuoka Prefecture, as well as a planned production restart on April 11 at Central Motor Co., Ltd.’s Sagamihara Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Toyota also said that it is adjusting North American production due to parts availability following the March 11 Japan earthquake.

“Over the next few weeks, Toyota’s North American vehicle plants will operate on a reduced schedule, with production suspended on April 15, 18, 21, 22, and 25,” Toyota said. “Most of the company’s North American engine and component plants will follow the same schedule. Future production plans will be determined at a later date.”

– By: Omar Rana