Sunday, March 13, 2011

Toyota to Stop All Factories in Japan Until March 16

from Nikkei Shinbun (original in Japanese; 3/14/2011):

Toyota Motors announced that it is shutting down all factories in Japan, including those of its group companies. According to Toyota, it is to "assist the recovery from the earthquake and secure the safety of the employees". Part of the reason may be that they are having a problem in securing the supply from Toyota's parts manufacturers in Tohoku region.

For other manufacturers, Isuzu has decided to shut its two truck manufacturing factories until March 16. Hino [another truck manufacturer] will shut down 3 of its factories until March 16. Their factories didn't sustain much damage, but they cannot secure the parts supply as well as supply of electricity.


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