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Toyota suspends Czech operations as auto-chip shortage worsens

  • The Kolin manufacturing facility can be on hiatus from Monday, March 22, as a result of low provides of semiconductors brought on by manufacturing delays after the chilly climate within the US, spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto mentioned Saturday. The ability assembles the compact automotive Aygo for the European market.

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 01:48 PM IST

Toyota Motor Corp. is suspending operations at a plant within the Czech Republic for 2 weeks as a result of chip shortages, the most recent manufacturing halt on the Japanese automaker associated to supply-chain disruptions.

The Kolin manufacturing facility can be on hiatus from Monday, March 22, as a result of low provides of semiconductors brought on by manufacturing delays after the chilly climate within the US, spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto mentioned Saturday. The ability assembles the compact automotive Aygo for the European market.

The weather-induced scarcity is a brand new issue for the auto trade, which had already been coping with low chip provides stemming from elevated demand by shoppers working and spending extra time at dwelling through the pandemic. Chilly climate in North America can also be disrupting petrochemical and raw-material provides used for car manufacturing.

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