Toyota to suspend production at all plants in Japan due to parts shortage
The Japanese automaker announced that 27 out of 28 lines in all of its 14 plants in Japan would face suspensions.
“Due to the parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia and other factors, we have announced on Sept. 10 our revised production plan for October. We would like to announce today that there will be suspensions to domestic plant production for completed vehicles in Japan,” the company said.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and suppliers due to these changes,” the company added.
Global chip shortage has affected more than 169 industries, leading to major shortages and queues amongst consumers for video cards, video game consoles, cars, and other electrical devices.
The cause of the global chip crisis is a combination of different events with the COVID-19 pandemic being the primary reason. Other causes have been attributed to the China-United States trade war and Taiwan drought. (ILKHA)