12 Oct '11, 6am

Toyota to suspend production at its 3 Thailand plants due to the impact of the country's worst flooding in decades

Toyota to suspend production at its 3 Thailand plants due to the impact of the country's worst flooding in decades

Japans' biggest automaker Toyota said on Wednesday production at its three Thailand plants would be halted until at least Saturday due to the impact of the country's worst flooding in decades on suppliers. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's biggest automaker Toyota said on Wednesday production at its three Thailand plants would be halted until at least Saturday due to the impact of the country's worst flooding in decades on suppliers. While floods have not directly impacted its Samrong, Gateway and Ban Pho plants, Toyota said: 'Some suppliers are experiencing delays in supplying parts.' Operations at the three plants have been halted since Monday and Toyota said the suspension will continue through Saturday's morning shift, when it will then take a decision on whether to resume. A Toyota spokesman told AFP that annual production capacity at the three plants tot...

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