Skip to comments.Toyota to Halt Output in N. America after Japan Quake
Posted on 04/09/2011 8:30:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Toyota to Halt Output in N. America after Japan Quake
New York, April 8 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday it will suspend vehicle production at 13 of its 14 North American plants due to disruptions in Japanese-made parts and component supplies caused by the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.
The 13 plants will stop operations for four to five days in the April 15-25 period, the top Japanese automaker said. Production plans for April 26 and beyond have not been decided yet.
Probably a smart move for the nation of Japan. Not so good for us. I suppose Obama will blame the Tea Party.
It must be the hari-kari mentality. But in the meanwhile American workers suffer.
Bring the factories here. Pronto. Even if the Japanese factories were not damaged, they are rationing power, and the government is giving preference to residential power consumers over factories. We have power, so pack those factories up and move them here.
Freudian slip of Soetiro’s tongue when he mentioned “trade ins”, perhaps?
Get those Volt sales up, right?
They stopped just in time a few years ago, they do kaizen now.
It is going to be a while for the Japanese to recover from that particular quake,it will affect any country doing business with them.
I hope Ford picks up their market share.
Toyota violates their own rules about long supply lines by purchasing parts in Japan.
Kaizen and JIT are not even related concepts.
Yeah I know. Hubby got it wrong. But, the company he works for informs their employees incorrectly.
Still think they are now made in America, by Americans??
Support Ford, support the UAW. Keep Unions growing above all else!
Already posted and discussed 4-5 days ago...
“Still think they are now made in America, by Americans??”
My first thought too.
Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles for 2010
1. Ford F-150
Numbers of units sold: 391,219
2. Toyota Camry
Numbers of units sold: 313,212
3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Numbers of units sold: 288,924
4. Honda Accord
Numbers of units sold: 282,530
5. Honda Civic
Numbers of units sold: 252,882
6. Toyota Corolla
Numbers of units sold: 247,032
7. Nissan Altima
Numbers of units sold: 222,553
8. Honda CR-V
Numbers of units sold: 203,714
9. Ford Fusion
Numbers of units sold: 198,403
10. Chevrolet Malibu
Numbers of units sold: 198,365
By Kelsey Mays, Cars.com
What Are the Top American-Made Cars?
Cars.com’s American-Made Index rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. Factors include sales, where the car’s parts come from and whether the car is assembled in the U.S. We disqualify models with a domestic parts content rating below 75 percent, models built exclusively outside the U.S. or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S.-built successor.
1. Toyota Camry Georgetown, Ky.;
2. Honda Accord Marysville, Ohio;
3. Ford Escape Kansas City, Mo.
4. Ford Focus Wayne, Mich.
5. Chevrolet Malibu Kansas City, Kan.
6. Honda Odyssey Lincoln, Ala. 4
7. Dodge Ram 1500 Warren, Mich.
8. Toyota Tundra San Antonio
9. Jeep Wrangler Toledo, Ohio
10. Toyota Sienna Princeton, Ind.
I have a 4runner and a RAV4. I hope I don’t need parts anytime soon.
This just shows haw ignorant obama is. If you trade in a gas guzzler someone’s going to buy it. It’s not going to take it off the street. The Cash For Clunkers didn’t take many off the street either. I’m sure they were wholesaled out and someone is driving them today.
I am surprised as well that they don’t have some sort of alternate supply sourcing strategy - most all major manufacturers have this ability. Which also makes me wonder how much of the Toyota brand still relied on Japanese production. I’m curious to know if they are operating in a “protectionist” mentality where they are not using foreign, lower wage sources of components as is happening in the U.S.
And with gas topping $4 a gallon, I would bet the F-150 and Silverado are going to see major reductions in sales...
The F-150 is not only the most popular, it's the biggest seller in American *history*.
I love my as-yet-to-be-produced all electric vehicle which seats five, is air-conditioned, and will go 100,000 miles between 15 minute recharges. It easily recharges almost anywhere at the abundant solar-powered recharge stations. They will be made by the UAW to assure the highest quality and a warranty won't be necessary, they will be indestructible.
I get all goose-pimpily just thinking about it. I'll be glad when they make them.
Yes it does.
You’re right, I highly doubt all of “the clunkers” ended up on the scrapheap. Just another waste of money...but whatelse does the idiot-in-chief know how to do?