15 April 2011 11:44 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Toyota Motor will run its vehicle assembly facilities in ?xml:namespace>
The company will decide on its production plans beyond 3 June, while assessing the parts-supply situation that has been affected by the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March, it said.
Toyota hopes to restart all its manufacturing plants in Japan on 18 April but production rate will just be at 50%. It will again shut the operations for 12 days from 28 April for the annual spring holidays.
Toyota will halve production at its facility at
It also announced plans to operate its North American plants at reduced rates.
The automobile sector is large end-market for materials such as polypropylene (PP), nylon, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyurethane flexible foam, synthetic rubber, and paints and coatings.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) estimates that each automobile contains an average of $2,700 (€1,863) worth of chemicals.
($1 = €0.69)
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