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Japan earthquake hits Toyota Australia

19-04-2011
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The continued repercussions of the earthquake in Japan have hit manufacturers around the world, including Toyota’s Australian operations.

Vehicle production at its Altona manufacturing plant will be reduced to about 50 per cent in May and June.

Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said the Federal Government is pleased that the 3300 workers at the Toyota Australia plant will remain in work.

“The company, workers and their unions have worked together to ensure that jobs will be kept, and it is my understanding that the jobs of Toyota workers are not at risk,” Senator Carr said.

“They will work half-day shifts to continue to produce vehicles and, when possible, undertake training, he said.

“This situation has been brought about by the after effects of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

“The problem is not unique to Australia. Globally, integrated supply chains have been a feature of modern manufacturing for some time.

“I look forward to a speedy recovery of the Japanese suppliers and will be encouraging Australian component manufacturers to redouble their efforts to fill the gap.”

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