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Toyota have announced that they are suspending production of vehicles and closing plants across Europe.
In a press release from Toyota, they have said the following;
“Across Europe, Toyota entities have implemented a series of measures in line with health authorities’ recommendations in support of their efforts to prevent or slow down the spread of COVID-19, such as: additional hygiene, and cleaning measures; information sharing; request to work from home for office staff; travel restrictions; elimination or postponement of non-essential events or meetings; and social distancing.”
“With the acceleration of the coronavirus in various European countries or regions and the associated “lock-down” measures taken by various national and regional authorities, an uncertain short-term sales outlook and difficulties in logistics and supply chains are being felt and will increase in the next weeks.
TME has consequently decided to organise a progressive suspension of its vehicle and engines/transmissions production plants in Europe starting on 18 March until further notice.
The plants affected will be:
– Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) in Onnaing – production already suspended
– Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) in Burnaston and Deeside – on 18 March
– Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice – on 18 March
– Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobiles (TPCA) in Kolin, Czech Republic – on 19 March
– Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey (TMMT) in Sakarya – on 21 March”