Toyota Motor to chop manufacturing of vehicles because of chip scarcity

Japanese carmaker Toyota will construct fewer vehicles for its home market over the subsequent three months beginning in April.

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HT Auto Desk

March 11, 2022 at 13:25 pm

Toyota will cut back home manufacturing over the subsequent three months as provide shortages in chips and different elements have hit the worldwide auto trade not too long ago. (file picture) (AP)

Japanese carmaker Toyota has determined to chop manufacturing of vehicles for the subsequent three months. The carmaker has introduced that it’s going to cut back home manufacturing because of lack of provide in chips and different elements. The worldwide auto trade is presently going through the identical problem of chip shortages and semiconductors. Toyota Motor’s choice to chop manufacturing will have an effect on its home market in Japan.

Toyota Motor stated it might cut back automobile manufacturing in Japan by about 20 p.c in April, to about 10 p.c in Might and one other 5 p.c in June.

Toyota is Japan’s main carmaker, with 2.88 million automobiles manufactured for the market final yr. Toyota makes vehicles such because the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus luxurious fashions for the Japanese market.

Toyota spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto stated at present that the Japanese carmaker raised its manufacturing goal in April as a part of a “restoration plan” to make up for misplaced manufacturing because of elements shortages associated to the COVID-19 pandemic. “So manufacturing will nonetheless stay at a excessive degree. “We are going to proceed to do our greatest to ship automobiles to our prospects as shortly as attainable,” Hashimoto stated.

In accordance with the carmaker, the subject of manufacturing got here up in current conversations between administration and staff to deal with “difficulties” within the manufacturing line and suppliers. Toyota did not give any specifics or minimize the variety of vehicles from its manufacturing plan, to date.

Toyota additionally has a number of different small automakers underneath its group firm, together with truck maker Hino and small automotive maker Daihatsu. In complete, manufacturing is 3.89 million automobiles in Japan. Globally, Toyota, Hino and Daihatsu produced roughly 10 million automobiles.

Automakers the world over have been hit laborious by manufacturing delays at suppliers as areas have seen lockdowns and different restrictions throughout the pandemic. Toyota prospects have to attend for months for the supply of merchandise.

First revealed date: March 11, 2022, 13:25 PM IST

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