May 28, 2023

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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 short term factory closures in Europe, two of which are in the Uk, because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the Japanese firm cited a number of reasons for the closures: the acceleration of the virus in Europe, the involved “lockdown” measures now remaining phased in throughout the continent, a sharp fall in profits and an uncertain outlook for the firm’s offer chain.

The company’s manufacturing web site in France has currently been closed, but from today production lines at Toyota Motor Production Uk facilities in Burnaston, Derbyshire and Deeside, North Wales will be a part of the shutdown.

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In the same way, the firm’s Polish crops will briefly suspend production from today, although the Kolin, Czech Republic facility shared with PSA – the establish area of the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 town autos – will stop exercise from tomorrow. 

Not all staff are remaining sent property from the factories. In line with the strategies of other brands, some crucial personnel will be kept on web site, in purchase to be certain a clean restart the moment whole production can resume.

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