Japan earthquake: Toyota down untill Mar 22 – lose 95,000 units image

Toyota Motor Co. said on Wednesday that will continue to stop vehicle production until 22 March at least leading to the loss of 95,000 units.

Closure of the factories since Monday has already resulted in lost production of at least 40,000 vehicles.

Parts production is expected to resume Thursday in an effort to make parts available for vehicles in Japan, according to a statement on the company’s website. Parts production for overseas plants is expected to resume next Monday.

The entire production have been closed since Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake unleashed a tsunami which killed at least 10,000 *( number not official ) and damaged a nuclear plant north of Tokyo.

Nissan, main local concurrent said it would resume production on Thursday March 17 and Friday March 18 at its Kyushu plant while supply inventory lasted.

Fully cooperating with the Government’s request to place national priority on securing electricity for areas in need, Nissan and its group companies will proactively take measures to conserve electricity usage in all of its activities.

Forecast on future production (Nissan)
• Tochigi Plant, Iwaki Plant: Suspending operations until Friday, March 18
• Oppama Plant, Kyushu Plant, Nissan Shatai, Yokohama Plant: Suspending operations until Wednesday, March 16

We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.