Thai Floods: Toyota slows production in U.S. again image

Toyota Motor Corporation on Thursday announced that flooding in Thailand continues to necessitate adjustments in Toyota’s production hours.

As the company is experiencing parts supply shortages due to flooding in Thailand, the automaker has decided to suspend overtime production hours in North America for the next week.

Toyota will eliminate overtime at assembly plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas and Canada, Automotive News reports.

In addition, Toyota will not produce vehicles on Saturday, Nov. 12. at factories in Kentucky and Canada.

Toyota announced last week that it was suspending overtime and Saturday production at its North American assembly plants through Nov. 5.

Last week, Toyota said it built 309,389 vehicles in September at its Japanese factories, up 1.2% from the same month a year earlier.

Thailand’s industrial production index fell 0.5 percent in September from a year earlier, after a revised 6.8 percent gain in August, the Office of Industrial Economics said in a statement today.