Toyota latest car maker to suspend production over coronavirus

Toyota has joined the likes of PSA, FCA, Ford, Renault and the Volkswagen Team in confirming non permanent factory closures in Europe, two of which are in the British isles, owing the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

In a assertion, the Japanese business cited a number of good reasons for the closures: the acceleration of the virus in Europe, the linked “lockdown” steps now currently being phased in across the continent, a sharp tumble in sales and an unsure outlook for the firm’s supply chain.

The company’s production web-site in France has already been shut, but from right now production traces at Toyota Motor Manufacturing British isles services in Burnaston, Derbyshire and Deeside, North Wales will sign up for the shutdown.

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Similarly, the firm’s Polish plants will briefly suspend production from right now, though the Kolin, Czech Republic facility shared with PSA – the build locale of the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 town cars – will cease action from tomorrow. 

Not all staff members are currently being sent residence from the factories. In line with the options of other companies, some essential employees will be retained on web-site, in order to ensure a clean restart once whole production can resume.

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