As a result of the Fukushima earthquake, Toyota has stopped production of nine factories – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), on Tuesday (16/2/2021), said that it must temporarily stop some of its factory activities. Namely the vehicle assembly process sector in 14 production lines located in nine domestic factories in Japan. The cause is an earthquake that struck the northeast of the country last week.

Domestic factories in five prefectures, including Aichi, Iwate and Fukuoka will stop production between Wednesday (17/2/2021) and Saturday (20/2/2021). Meanwhile, several other factories had to stop production for four days.

The car assembly process that has stopped is the manufacture of luxury Lexus products to the middle class Toyota Harrier.

“Although the earthquake did not have a significant impact on the Toyota plant, it did affect several of the company’s component suppliers. As a result, this disaster caused a delay in the supply of spare parts,” a spokesman said. Autoblog.

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Lexus UX300e, the first fully electric product from Lexus [Lexus UK].
Lexus UX300e, the first fully electric product from Lexus. As an illustration of the product [Lexus UK].

Previously, a large magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday (13/2/2021). This incident injured dozens of people and triggered blackouts in several areas.

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