Auto giant Toyota was forced to suspend production at its Japanese factories for a day.
The world’s largest automaker, which has two manufacturing sites in Britain, at Burnaston in Derbyshire and Deeside in Wales, builds a significant portion of its vehicles in its home market of Japan.
It suspended production at all 28 lines of its 14 factories in the East Asian country from Tuesday, March 1, due to a “system malfunction” at a domestic supplier, the automaker said. to the P.
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More than 13,000 vehicles will now go out of production due to the shutdowns, the maker of the Prius hybrid and Camry sedan has confirmed.
Toyota said it was unsure whether the shutdown of production at the 14 plants, which account for about a third of the company’s global output, will extend beyond Tuesday, a spokesman said. company word to Sky News.
A system malfunction in a factory can possibly refer to a power outage or other general issues, but a cyberattack is a possibility.
Toyota Motor Corp apologized for inconveniencing customers and promised to resolve the supply issue “as soon as possible”.
Toyota is the eighth largest company in the world by turnover and is headquartered in the UK, Toyota Manufacturing UK, just outside the village of Burnaston on the A38, which employs thousands of workers and is one of Derbyshire’s largest employers.
There is no indication there has been a knock-on effect on production on UK soil, but Derbyshire Live has contacted Toyota’s press office to seek confirmation.
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