Japan’s car-making giant Toyota said Monday it will stop home assembly lines for several days starting next Monday due to parts shortages caused by a blast at its steel factory.
The explosion at an Aichi Steel Corporation manufacturing facility took place on January 8. Toyota’s assembly plants will be switched off from February 8 through February 13.
“Operations are scheduled to recommence on February 15, and vehicle production on lines outside Japan will not be suspended,” Toyota Motor Corp said in a statement.
The world’s biggest automaker said it will take every step to reduce the impact of suspension on car production, possibly by using alternate lines operated by Aichi Steel and buying from other steelmakers.