Toyota Japan to resume car production but only on half capacity

By on Apr 8, 2011 in Asia, Automobile, Business Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced on Friday, April 08, 2011 that car production will resume in Japan but only on a half capacity, nearly one month after the earthquake-tsunami hit the country.

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As reported on its official website on Friday, Toyota decided to resume production of vehicles in all plants in Japan starting on April 18 but will stop on April 27, as the country’s Golden Week holiday passes through.

Apparently, the production plan for Toyota vehicles will only be 50 percent and another assessment will be made before deciding to resume production again after May 10, which is the end of Japan’s annual spring week-holiday.

Nevertheless, this latest car production development follows the resume of production last March 28 at TMC’s Tsutsumi Plant in Aichi Prefecture and at Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc. in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Production will also resume at Central Motor Co., Ltd.’s Sagamihara Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture this coming April 11.

Toyota, known to be the world’s biggest automaker, was reported to have cut production by 260,000 units after the March 11 tragedy and has affected the car making industry, suffering from parts shortage and huge sales drop last month.

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