Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Toyota | posted May 03, 2016 15:18
Factories affected by the recent earthquake to resume operations
Vehicle production in Toyota's Japanese factories will restart beginning May 6 after the company observed a scheduled holiday between April 29 and May 5.
Among the plants that will resume operational duties include the facilities that were heavily affected by the recent earthquake. First up is the Motomachi Plant which produces the Crown, Mark X, Estima and Mirai FCV. It also houses the assembly line for LFA Works. Next is the Miyata Plant which mostly produces Lexus models like the IS, ES, CT and RX. The plant also manufactures two Toyota vehicles; the Harrier and the Highlander.
The Inabe plant will also restart assembling vans like the Alphard, Velfire and HiAce. The Hino Motors factory located in Hamura, Tokyo will also resume producing the FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser Prado.
But even with production restarting, Toyota said they will still closely monitor and secure supply lines and parts acquisition.
Several weeks ago, Toyota already resumed operations on several factories. These include the Tutsumi, Iwate, Higashi, Tahara, Fujimatsu and Yoshiwara factories.