With the Japanese earthquake have a devastating affect on the parts supply; Altona was forced to cut production by up to 50 percent of pre-earthquake/Tsunami levels.
Toyota Japan has secured interim parts suppliers while some of the larger organizations gear up again, which has allowed the factory in Australia to increase production to 9000 cars per month from July 6.
It seems the Toyota Australia family have done their part too with Toyota Australia President and CEO Max Yasuda saying,
“The past two months have been challenging for Toyota Australia employees, dealers, and suppliers, but their flexibility and support has been critical in helping the company get back on it’s feet quickly.”
Toyota Australia will continue to provide information to its customers via their website – www.toyota.com.au