April 15, 2024

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Toyota latest car maker to suspend production over coronavirus

Toyota has joined the likes of PSA, FCA, Ford, Renault and the Volkswagen Group in confirming temporary factory closures in Europe, two of which are in the British isles, owing the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

In a assertion, the Japanese agency cited a range of causes for the closures: the acceleration of the virus in Europe, the linked “lockdown” steps now currently being phased in throughout the continent, a sharp fall in product sales and an uncertain outlook for the firm’s supply chain.

The company’s manufacturing website in France has now been closed, but from now output strains at Toyota Motor Production British isles amenities in Burnaston, Derbyshire and Deeside, North Wales will be part of the shutdown.

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Likewise, the firm’s Polish vegetation will briefly suspend output from now, although the Kolin, Czech Republic facility shared with PSA – the construct area of the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 city automobiles – will cease exercise from tomorrow. 

Not all team are currently being despatched property from the factories. In line with the strategies of other makers, some essential employees will be retained on website, in get to guarantee a smooth restart the moment entire output can resume.

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