Toyota has joined the likes of PSA, FCA, Ford, Renault and the Volkswagen Group in confirming non permanent factory closures in Europe, two of which are in the British isles, thanks the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, the Japanese firm cited a quantity of factors for the closures: the acceleration of the virus in Europe, the related “lockdown” actions now currently being phased in across the continent, a sharp fall in product sales and an uncertain outlook for the firm’s offer chain.
The company’s manufacturing web site in France has by now been shut, but from nowadays manufacturing strains at Toyota Motor Manufacturing British isles services in Burnaston, Derbyshire and Deeside, North Wales will sign up for the shutdown.
In the same way, the firm’s Polish vegetation will quickly suspend manufacturing from nowadays, although the Kolin, Czech Republic facility shared with PSA – the build locale of the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 metropolis vehicles – will stop activity from tomorrow.
Not all employees are currently being despatched property from the factories. In line with the plans of other makers, some crucial personnel will be stored on web site, in get to ensure a clean restart the moment entire manufacturing can resume.
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