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Toyota Kirloskar Motor downsizes Production due to Supply difficulties Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Bangalore: Due to the supply difficulties, following the March 11, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd. (TKM) has decided to suspend production on Mondays and Fridays between April 25 and June 4. TKM will operate at approx 30% of its normal capacity during this period.

"It is important to note that this is a necessary response to a short term supply issue and we intend to restore the normal operations as soon as possible. Our focus is on ensuring optimum stock management to reduce the impact on our customers from the immediate production shortfalls," said Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director, TKM.

Meanwhile Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that its production operations are expected to normalize around November or December 2011. In Japan, depending on vehicle model, normalization (measured in terms of the annual production plan) of production is expected to start in July, with normalization completing around November or December.

Outside Japan, depending on region and vehicle model, normalization of production is expected to start in August, with normalization completing around November or December.

"Toyota, like others, sent its employees into the disaster zone to join forces with our plants, dealers and suppliers to take steps toward recovery. I, too, visited the affected areas several times," said TMC President Akio Toyoda while announcing the normalization timeline. "I saw people's efforts first hand, and I was filled with confidence that their hard work would make possible a quicker recovery of production."

TKM's production schedule post June 4th will be decided upon in due course.

There will be no impact on TKM’s service and spare parts supply operations. Customer services at the dealership will be conducted as usual.

"It may be difficult to avoid the inconvenience caused to our customers, and we deeply apologize for the same. We will try to minimise any delivery delays," said Sandeep Singh,Deputy Managing Director, Marketing, TKM.

 
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