TOKYO, 1 February. /Corr. Igor Belyaev/. The largest Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor with 8 February on six days will stop production at nine plants in Japan. On Monday, the official announced to the press service of the company.
It is noted that this step Toyota had to go due to the shortage of steel in the blast at one of the supplier plants in Aichi Prefecture, which occurred in January. From 1 to 5 February, Toyota has already banned the staff of the factories to work overtime.
Toyota for the fourth year in a row became the world leader in car sales
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 only in 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.
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.
Toyota became the world’s first automobile company, which sold last year more than 10 million cars