Toyota cuts production again as parts deficiencies for June and July
Toyota has reported one more round of production cuts, as parts deficiencies will see a few Japanese factories at a halt for half of June.
The most recent declaration eliminates around 40,000 vehicles from Toyota’s assessed production output for June, down to 750,000 vehicles – only weeks after it was diminished from 850,000 on May 27, and from 900,000 on May 24.
In a media statement, Toyota statement the most recent production slices to “low attendance caused by a COVID-19 outbreak at one of our suppliers, and a shortage of parts supply caused by a production equipment defect at another supplier.”
Toyota’s Motomachi plant is hit hardest, with the production lines assembling the GR Yaris and Mirai (among different vehicles not sold in Australia) losing 11 days of production, and Lexus LC production stopping for 10 days.
Both are notwithstanding five-day production cuts reported last month for early June – meaning these lines will stay at a halt for close to half of this current month.
The Takaoka processing plant producing the top-selling RAV4 moderate size SUV will stop for a further 10 days, notwithstanding five recently reported – while the lines fabricating the LandCruiser 300 Series, 70 Series and Lexus LX will stop for a sum of 10 days between June 6 and July 1 (inclusive).
Different vehicles impacted by new or already reported production cuts in June incorporate the Toyota Corolla car, Australia-bound Corolla Cross, LandCruiser Prado, C-HR, Yaris, Yaris Cross and HiAce, in addition to the Lexus ES, LS, UX, NX and RX.
“We at Toyota would like to again apologize for the repeated adjustments to our production plans due to the parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19, and for causing considerable inconvenience to our customers who have been waiting for the delivery of vehicles, suppliers, and other parties concerned,” Toyota said in a media statement.
“As it remains difficult to look ahead due to the shortage of semiconductors and the spread of COVID-19, there is a possibility that the production plan may be lower.
“However, we will examine the parts supply closely to minimize sudden decreases in production, and continue to make every effort possible to deliver as many vehicles to our customers at the earliest date.”
Sit tight times in Australia for some famous Toyota models keep on extending as long as a year, with the LandCruiser 70 Series out towards more than two years, expecting current production rates.