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Posted on: Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 12:14 PM | Last update: Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 12:14 PM
The Japanese newspaper (Japan Times) reported today on its website that Toyota has not yet decided whether operations at the three plants will resume on July 29 or not.
Officials said the company will take into account the COVID-19 infection rate in the region when deciding whether to resume operations or extend the suspension further.
Toyota’s three plants in Thailand, located on the outskirts of the capital, Bangkok, with a total production capacity of 760,000 cars annually, serve as major production bases for the Japanese automaker in Southeast Asia.
The company also suspended part of production at its main plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, for five days in late July and early August, due to a shortage of spare parts caused by the spread of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia.
Toyota stated, in a press release, that operations at the Toyota Automotive Company plant will be suspended for two days next week and three days in the first week of August.
It is reported that the production line, which will be suspended, manufactures five models of cars, including the Alphard minivan and the Vellfire.