PRAGUE — Toyota’s Czech plant will halt manufacturing for February attributable to elements shortages.

“Attributable to a scarcity of parts within the provide chain, we might be pressured to quickly halt manufacturing from January 31,” manufacturing unit spokesman Tomas Paroubek mentioned on Tuesday.

Toyota elevated manufacturing on the Kolin plant about 60 km east of Prague by 35% to 202,255 automobiles final 12 months.

The manufacturing unit builds the brand new Aygo X mini crossover alongside the small Yaris sedan.

Toyota has invested greater than 180 million euros within the enlargement of the manufacturing plant on the B platform of the brand new Toyota World Structure since taking full possession of the plant in 2021. Beforehand, it was a three way partnership with the PSA group.

The Czech economic system is closely depending on the auto business, which has rebounded because it struggles with provides and offers some help to an economic system battered by excessive inflation.

The Czech Automotive Trade Affiliation mentioned manufacturing rose 10% to 1.2 million autos final 12 months, with the Volkswagen Skoda unit being the principle producer. Hyundai additionally has a manufacturing unit within the nation.

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