Toyota halted production at all plants in Japan

Toyota, one of Japan’s largest carmakers, announced on March 1, 2022, that it had stopped production at all 14 plants in the country, citing a system malfunction from one of its local suppliers.

“Due to a system failure at one of our local suppliers, we have decided to suspend production on all 28 lines at 14 plants in Japan (in both shifts). We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience”, the company reported.

To date, it is not clear how many businesses will remain closed, as Toyota is still analyzing the problems, a company spokesman said.

Japanese plants account for about a third of Toyota’s annual production. According to MarketWatch, the suspension of production at Japanese enterprises will exacerbate the company’s difficulties, which are already facing the grave consequences of the global shortage of semiconductors.