Thai floods: Toyota Continues Overtime Production Suspension at Some US Plants image

Flooding in Thailand continues to necessitate adjustments in Toyota’s production hours. To conserve the affected parts, all North American vehicle assembly plants will suspend overtime the week of November 7, the Japanese automaker said in a statement.

Other major automakers also were affected by the flooding in Thailand, but only Honda and Toyota reported factory disruptions in North America.

Floods in Thailand, the biggest Southeast Asian manufacturing hub for a large number of automotive automakers have led to a shortage of parts and idled production of Prius hybrids and Camry sedans at Toyota’s plants southeast of Bangkok.

The floods in Thailand have disrupted the supply of about 110 auto parts, and Toyota plans to review production for each model by the end of this week, the Nikkei business daily earlier said.

On the same time, Honda said Monday it would be slowing North American production of its vehicles, including those built at its facilities in Alliston, Ont., by 50 per cent.