Toyota suspends production at China plants amid virus outbreak
Toyota Motor Corp on Friday said that it would be suspending its production plants located in China as the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country continues to pick up pace. The automaker said that it may resume production after Sunday, February 16. However, it said that the suspension may be prolonged depending on “various factors” such as local and region government guidelines, parts supply, and logistics.
The Japan-based company has currently halted operations in twelve auto and autoparts manufacturing plants in China.
Toyota Motor Corp is just one of a growing number of auto-manufacturers that are confronted with halting output as supply chains remain disrupted by the virus outbreak.