Toyota 6 days stopped production in Japan due to the shortage of steel

TOKYO, 8 February. /Corr. Alex Sarachev/. The largest Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor on Monday stopped production at 16 of its plants in Japan. As noted in the notice, such measures will be in force for a period of six days.

The main Assembly line will reopen on February 15. The evaluation of the Corporation, this will result in a reduction of 70-80 thousand units.

On this move Toyota has been forced to go due to lack of special steel used, including, when the Assembly of engines. The reason was an explosion at one of the supplier plants in Aichi Prefecture, which occurred in January. Last week the company’s management has banned employees of the factories to work overtime.

The explosion at the plant of the company Aichi Steel took place on 8 January. As a result of incident nobody has suffered, however one of the production lines was seriously damaged. Its repair will be completed at the end of March. Despite the increase of production in other lines, as well as additional supply from other steel factories, Toyota began to experience difficulties with the production of machines at the current level.

In Japan, the company owns 16 enterprises producing vehicles and components. Daily in the country coming off the Assembly line 13-14 thousand cars of this brand. Stop all factories of the company has occurred for the first time since 2011, when similar measures were taken after the earthquake and tsunami.

By the end of 2015 Toyota again became the world leader by quantity of the sold cars. According to the company, over the past year, she managed to realize 10,15 million cars. In 2016, the auto giant plans to produce about 10.2 million cars worldwide, of which about 4 million in Japan.