Toyota to shut down 5 Japan factories in April

Toyota Motor will suspend assembly lines at five domestic group plants starting April 3. 

  • shutdowns are projected to last until April 15 at the longest, but may be prologned depending on offshore demand developments
  • the shut down will halt seven lines
  • workers will be advised to take paid leave.

Toyota has already undertaken factory suspensions overseas in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and India.