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Toyota to extend production halt

By SYF77 on 27 Mar 2011

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The ongoing disaster in Japan caused by the massive earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 is forcing many automakers to extend production halts on domestic plants well into next week. On 16 March 2011, Toyota announced that it has decided to continue the production halt started on March 14 at all of its plants in Japan, including all subsidiary vehicle manufacturers through 22 March. According to reports, the suspension of production has already cost Toyota some 40,000 vehicles up until now.

“A decision on when vehicle production will resume in Japan has yet to be made,” the company said in a written statement. However, the world’s largest automaker noted that it will resume production of replacement parts for vehicles already in the market beginning 17 March. Toyota added that it also plan to restart manufacturing parts for overseas production on Monday, March 21.

One advantage of having production lines in different geographical locations is the spreading of risk in the event of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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AshtonC Mar 29 2011 02:41 PM
Good for the company but i think this will also make them decide to increase their car prices.
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