TAKAOKA, Japan—Toyota Motor Corp. paused production at its assembly plant here for several days last week due to a COVID outbreak among employees.
The pause delayed production of some 650 vehicles, including the company’s popular Corolla model. It’s the first time since January that Toyota has shut down an assembly line at a domestic plant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The automaker is also reeling from disruptions in its supply chain. Toyota suspended production for three days last week at three assembly lines at two plants. Those suspensions were due to a disruption in the supply of vehicle parts caused by torrential rain that struck mainly in the company’s home prefecture of Aichi. Approximately 4,000 units, including the Harrier and RAV4, will be affected.