Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Toyota’s North American production expected to reach 100 percent by September

June 20, 2011
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

North American vehicle production levels are expected to return to 100 percent in September, Toyota said. The auto giant added that production is recovering earlier than originally anticipated following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

On average, current production has improved to more than 80 percent through August. Eight of the company’s 12 North American-built models returned to 100 percent production on June 6.

“After September, we will focus on making up lost production as much as possible,” said Steve St. Angelo, executive vice-president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America. “Our team members and suppliers here and in Japan have worked tirelessly to get us back to 100 percent, overcoming many challenges. The effort in Japan has been incredible, especially in the midst of such tragedy and devastation.”


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