Toyota To Resume Vehicle Production At All Japan Plants From April 18-27

As Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) continues to address its production situation in Japan following the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake, it has decided it will produce vehicles at all its Japanese vehicle-production facilities from April 18 to April 27.  Production volume is planned to be approximately 50 percent of normal.  Afterward, all production facilities will enter their annual spring holiday through May 9.  A decision on post-holiday production will be made after assessing the parts supply situation.  This development follows production resumed on March 28 at TMC’s Tsutsumi Plant in Aichi Prefecture and at Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc. in Fukuoka Prefecture, as well as a planned production restart on April 11 at Central Motor Co., Ltd.’s Sagamihara Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture.