Thai Floods: Toyota’s Japan output near normal until Dec10; Indonesia, Thailand to adjust output image

Toyota Motor Corp, on Friday announced new updates regarding its worldwide vehicle output following the deathly floods in Thailand.

The Japanese automaker will keep production reduced at its factories in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa next week due to a shortage of parts from suppliers in flood-hit Thailand.

As has been announced, operations at Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.’s Samrong, Gateway and Ban Pho vehicle-production plants resumed on November 21. Operation levels will be gradually increased as the situation regarding parts-supply, facilities and other factors continues to be assessed.

Vehicle-production plants in Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa will continue to adjust production levels through December 3 based on an assessment of the parts-supply situation.

In North America, Toyota had restored operations at Japanese plants to near normal levels, including overtime, on Monday, and would extend that schedule through Dec. 5.
It also restarted production at its Thai plants on Monday.

The Japanese carmaker said on Tuesday net income in the July-September period had dropped 18.5 per cent to Y80.4bn ($1bn), significantly lower than analysts’ forecasts of Y103.5bn.

Between October 10 and November 12, Toyota had lost production of about 150,000 vehicles from the supply shortage.