Toyota has extended production suspension at all automobile and component plants across North America through Friday, May 1, with plans of resuming production on Monday, May 4, a Toyota official confirmed to 44News in a statement.
According to the statement, service parts operations and finished vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate in order to meet the ongoing needs of Toyota’s customers.
Statement From Toyota’s Corporate Communications Manager
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and decline in vehicle demand, Toyota is further extending the length of its production suspension at all of its automobile and components plants in North America, including Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
The manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Indiana, will remain closed through May 1, resuming production on May 4. Our service parts operations and finished vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate in order to meet the ongoing needs of our customers. We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action in a timely manner.
Previously, the return-to-work date for Toyota employees was set for April 20, until the extended production suspension was confirmed on April 8.