Toyota resumes production in GuangzhouMarch 14, 2020
Toyota said Friday that production at its factory in Guangzhou, China, will return to normal on Monday after a month’s suspension of production due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
The automaker’s plant in southeast China will resume its second shift, returning to production levels before the outbreak accelerated last month. The plant, which produces Camry sedans and compact Yaris hatchback models, resumed its first shift earlier this month.
Operations at two other Toyota plants, in Changchun, Jilin Province, and Chengdu, Sichuan Province, also returned to normal operations, while his plant in Tianjin only operated one shift compared to double shifts at the beginning of the year.
Global carmakers continue to struggle with production in China due to logistical delays and limited labor, as the country’s manufacturing sector is slowly recovering from shutdowns associated with coronavirus, which disrupted the global supply chain.
China’s vice minister of industry, Xin Guobin, said Friday that auto parts suppliers in Hubei are orderly resuming production as the region most affected by the epidemic seeks to resume economic activity.
Xin told reporters at a briefing that the Chinese Ministry of Industry will monitor the situation with parts suppliers in Hubei and ensure the stability of the global supply chain.
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