Naturally, production will resume at both sites with smaller quantities in addition to sanitary precautions. Workers were able to return to the facility in Turkey’s Sakarya Province, where the Toyota C-HR and Corolla Sedan models are being built, on May 11 to introduce them to new protocols to protect them. Production will start on May 12 with a gradual rate of increase.
At a unit near Deeside, Wales, workers will be able to start production of gasoline engines on May 13 after two days of training, which will be installed on Turkey-made cars, among other things.
Demand is recovering, but other factories have not waited yet
Toyota justified the resumption of production by, among other things, the reopening of European auto dealerships. The manufacturer’s statement also emphasizes ensuring the stability of the supply of components.
Production lines were closed in the now-relaunched British unit on March 18 and in Turkey on March 21 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Near the village of Bernaston in England, at sites in the Czech Republic and Saint Petersburg in Russia, car production could only begin at a later date due to insufficient demand and measures imposed by governments.
Take part in fighting the virus
The Toyota factory in Turkey donated 30,000 face masks and 7,500 face shields to surrounding hospitals. Workers also set up thirteen test booths that allow doctors to take samples from potentially infected people without contacting them.
Welsh unit personnel assisted with healthcare in a number of ways, such as repairing and purchasing medical equipment, and using 3D glasses.