Toyota Motor Company has announced that it will stop production at all automotive assembly plants in Japan from February 8-13 due to an explosion at Aichi Steel Corporation.
Toyota announced the news on January 30 that an explosion in an Aichi Steel Coporation plant had paused the production of steel, used by the world’s biggest automaker to produce such components as engines, transmissions and chassis.
Toyota commented: “Due to parts shortages resulting from an explosion that occurred on January 8 at an Aichi Steel Corporation manufacturing facility, Toyota Motor Corporation will suspend all production on its vehicle assembly lines within Japan from February 8 through 13.
“Operations are scheduled to recommence on February 15, and vehicle production on lines outside Japan will not be suspended.
“Toyota will continue to take any measures necessary to minimise the impact of this incident on vehicle production. Such measures may include production on alternate lines operated by Aichi Steel and procurement from other steelmakers.”