Toyota to Suspend Production for Several Days

April 11, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

TOYOTA PARTS: Automaker Toyota cuts its U.S. production, because of parts shortages from Japan. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
TOYOTA PARTS: Automaker Toyota cuts its U.S. production, because of parts shortages from Japan. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
In a move not unexpected, the world’s No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. said that it would cut its U.S. production, with at least five days of suspensions this month, due to parts shortages from Japan.

Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Northern Japan, many Japanese companies have had to curtail production due to logistical difficulties with Japanese exports.

Toyota said that it would slow production in the United States, with scheduled shutdowns on April 15, 18, 21, 22, and 25. Rival Honda Motor Co. also said that it would slow production in its U.S. assembly plants this month until supply shortages can be resolved.

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