Heavy rain hits Toyota Japan supply chain and output

Heavy rain disrupts Toyota production in Japan.

Toyota has said about 5,200 production units have been reduced as a result of “modifications to some domestic plants due to the difficulty of obtaining parts from a supplier caused by heavy rain, mainly in Aichi Prefecture.”

Affected models include the bZ4x made at Motomachi and the Prius made at Tsutsumi.

All Toyota factories in Japan will be closed from August 13 (Sat) to August 21 (Sun) for the summer holidays.

Toyota has also warned that “looking ahead remains difficult due to the shortage of semiconductors and the spread of COVID-19” and said “there is a possibility that the production plan could be lower”.

Japan’s heavy rainfall this month has caused widespread disruption after extensive flooding and landslides.

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