Toyota Motor is likely to extend into next week its production stoppage in Thailand due to a shortage of parts supplies.
3 Toyota plants in Thailand have not been hit by the record flooding. But the company earlier decided to stop production in the country until Saturday as an increasing number of its parts suppliers are suffering from the disaster.
Last week, Toyota was unable to get supplies for more than 10 kinds of parts. The number increased to over 20 as of Monday.
Toyota now says it may extend its shutdown for another week.
The auto giant fears that the flooding could affect its production in other Asian countries as well, including Indonesia and Malaysia, where parts made in Thailand are used.
The company plans to get supplies delivered from Japan and ask suppliers in Thailand to relocate their production to factories that have not been damaged