Toyota’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Daihatsu Motor has suspended production of vehicles at two of its Japan based plants until Nov 28 following a fire at its supplier factory, reported local media. Production was suspended on Monday.
Critical vehicle parts were procured from the supplier factory and the fire has made it difficult for the two manufacturing units to continue normal production. The plants had recently begun to ramp up operations amid a backlog of orders which came in during the end of the lockdown.
The halt will affect the production of Toyota Raize SUV. Both plants have a capacity to manufacture 520,000 units a year. From Jan-Oct, approximately 389,000 units were produced at the two plants, of which 50pc vehicles were for Toyota.
Toyota has, however, not made any official statement regarding the temporary shutdown of Daihatsu plants.