Published on July 23rd, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Toyota Halts Production In Thailand Due To Parts Shortage
The decision whether to recommence operations or extend the suspension further depends on the infection rate
Toyota has been forced to halt operations at its three assembly plants in Thailand due to a parts shortage, which stemmed from a COVID-19 outbreak at an auto-parts factory in the country.
Multiple sources report that Toyota Motor Thailand has temporarily suspended vehicle production at its Ban Pho plant on Tuesday, and at its Samrong and Gateway plants on Wednesday. According to its website, Toyota has a production capacity of 550,000 vehicles per year in Thailand.
The Japanese automaker has yet to decide whether operations at all three factories will resume on July 29, following a four-day closure from July 24 to 28 due to local holidays. The decision whether to recommence operations or extend the suspension further depends on the infection rate of the virus in the area, among others.
“The production operation for the next week will be determined at a later stage,” the company said in a statement.
Meanwhile, closter to home, Toyota has also announced that it will suspend part of production at its subsidiary Toyota Auto Body Co’s Fujimatsu plant in the Aichi prefecture due to a parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia.
In a separate statement, Toyota said operations at the plant will be suspended for two days next week (July 29-30) and three days in the first week of August (August 2-4).