15 Apr '11, 7am

Toyota to halve domestic production for May

Toyota to halve domestic production for May

TOKYO - Japan's Toyota Motor Co. said Friday it would operate all its domestic plants at half normal volume from May 10 to June 3, citing problems with parts supply following the quake and tsunami disaster. "As (Toyota) continues to address its production situation in Japan following the disaster, it has decided that vehicle production from May 10 to June 3 will proceed at approximately 50 percent of normal," the company said. Toyota said in a statement it would "decide on production after this period after assessing the situation of its suppliers and other related companies." The Japanese giant last week said it would restart work at all its Japanese vehicle-production facilities from April 18 to April 27 at approximately 50 percent of normal pace, before an annual Japanese holiday through May 9. "TMC deeply apologises to its customers for not being able to build every ve...

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