Electronics and Semiconductors

Toyota suspends operations in some plants due to parts shortage

28 July 2021

Toyota said it would adjust production operations at two plants in Japan due to the ongoing parts shortage.

The parts shortage includes automotive semiconductors that have been hard to come by during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic hit, automakers were unsure of demand and backed off on capacity. When demand returned, semiconductor manufacturers shifted production to other industries, leaving automakers behind in capacity for chips.

Toyota said this new adjustment to production is in addition to the adjustment of domestic production announced earlier this month.

Production will be suspended for four days in August in Toyota’s Tahara Plant, which manufactures the Lexus IS, Lexus GS, Lexus LS, Lexus GX and Lexus LX models. Toyota’s Yoshiwara Plant, which produces the Land Cruiser, will also be suspended for two days in August.

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