October 27, 2011 - Flooding in Thailand continues to necessitate adjustments in Toyota's overtime production hours at plants in Japan, North America and other regions.
In North America, to conserve parts, the vehicle assembly plants (TMMC, TMMK, TMMI, and TMMTX) will suspend overtime next week. As previously announced, TMMK, TMMI, TMMWV and TMMC have cancelled Saturday production for Oct. 29.
In Thailand, TMC’s sales and production company there has extended the production halt at its Samrong, Gateway and Ban Pho plants through Nov. 5. The floods have had no physical impact on the plants.
In Japan, TMC has adjusted production hours at its vehicle production plants in Japan through Oct. 29. Production from Oct. 31 through Nov. 5 will be adjusted based on an ongoing assessment of the parts supply situation at each individual production line.
Vehicle production plants in South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam will also adjust production for the week starting Oct. 31.
Parts availability from Thailand is under review and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America (TEMA) is working with suppliers and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) to provide updates as supply availability is confirmed to return production to regular levels.
TMC expressed its sincerest condolences to all those affected by the flooding in Thailand.
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Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every 2011 vehicle. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.