Toyota to restart all domestic assembly lines by Thursday after quake
(Adds details on plants)
TOKYO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said
it would resume operations at all domestic assembly plants by
Thursday as a transmission plant in Hokkaido was poised to
restart production following last week's earthquake.
A Toyota spokeswoman said partial production would resume on
Tuesday at some plants including those near the company's
headquarters in Aichi Prefecture, and at subsidiary Toyota Auto
Body Co operations on remaining lines would resume on Thursday.
The automaker suspended production on Monday at 16 of its 18
domestic plants that manufacture the brand's vehicles as it
assessed the supply chain impact of a stoppage at a transmission
plant in Hokkaido operated by Toyota Motor Hokkaido, which
supplies Toyota assembly plants at home and abroad.
Toyota said production at the Hokkaido plant would resume
later on Monday, after operations were halted following last
week's 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Japan's northernmost island
that resulted in 44 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
The Hokkaido plant produces transmissions for gasoline
vehicles, transaxles for hybrid gasoline cars and other
components, shipping components domestically as well as globally
for use in popular models including the Corolla, the RAV4 SUV
and Lexus NX and RX SUVs.
(Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Stephen Coates and
First Published: 2018-09-10 06:17:30
Updated 2018-09-10 07:08:16
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