Thai Floods: Toyota – New Delays and Adjustments image

Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday said it will adjust production hours at its vehicle production plants in Japan for the period October 24 through November 12.

Furthermore, production from November 14 through November 18 will be adjusted based on an ongoing assessment of the parts supply situation at each individual production line.

Outside Japan, a decision on production from November 14 onward will be made based on an assessment of the situation as it develops.

It will also continue to suspend overtime and Saturday shifts at its North American plants, and will reduce production at its factories in South Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Malaysia and the Philippines.

A Toyota spokeswoman said lost output from the Thai floods from October would be about 150,000 vehicles.

Its North American factories, excluding Mexico, were working at 90 percent of plans Toyota said in a stamen.

The Japanese automaker scrapped its profit forecast after Thailand’s worst floods in almost 70 years and the appreciating yen hampered the company’s ability to recover from Japan’s record earthquake.