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Parts shortage hits Toyota's European output


Parts shortage hits Toyota's European output


Toyota has said it will stop production in five of its European factories for several days in April and May due to a shortage of parts from Japan.

Last month’s earthquake damaged equipment at many of its suppliers’ factories; that together with power shortages has disrupting the complex supply chains of Toyota and other car makers.

The plants affected are in Britain, Turkey France and Poland.

They will be closed on April 21, 22, from April 25 to 29 and on May 2.

“Even if the supply chain has not yet been interrupted, short-term parts shortages are foreseeable,” the company said.

Toyota also expects a drop in vehicle output in May.

Earlier this week, the carmaker told its North American dealers that disruptions in the flow of parts from Japan could threaten the output of vehicles through July.

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