Toyota has set out plans to limit production at plants around the world as a result of supply chain disruption following the earthquake in Japan on 11th March.
Production at North American plants is to be suspended on Mondays and Fridays between April 26 and June 3. Also, production from Tuesdays through Thursdays will be carried out at approximately 50 per cent of normal.
In Canada, production will be suspended for the week starting May 23, and in the United States, for the week starting May 30.
Plants in the UK are closing over Easter and there will be reduced working in May.
Production in China will be carried out at 30 per cent to 50 per cent of normal from April 21 through to June 3. Parts plants are to alter their operations accordingly.
In addition, Toyota-related plants in China will observe the annual July summer holiday period early, in the end of April or at the beginning of May. A decision on production after June 3 will depend on the parts-supply situation.