TOKYO — Toyota stated it plans to construct 800,000 automobiles globally in January, a report for the month, because it ramps up manufacturing to make up for output misplaced to elements shortages.
“We’ll proceed to keep up our manufacturing forecast of the 9-million-unit degree” for the yr to March 31, the corporate stated in a press launch on Wednesday.
The manufacturing plan for January represents a rise of 60,000 automobiles from a yr earlier.
Toyota has been affected by a scarcity of elements provided by COVID-19 hit factories in Malaysia and Vietnam.
The corporate this week stated these shortages are forcing it to halt some manufacturing in Japan in December, leading to misplaced manufacturing of 14,000 vehicles for the month.