Toyota Motor Vietnam will temporarily suspend vehicle production from March 30, 2020. The actual re-production date will be decided based on the outbreak situation, market demand, supply chain situation, the dealers’ stock, and the government’s regulations.
|Toyota Motor Vietnam has halted production indefinitely from March 30 |
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has far-reaching impacts from the economy to society, including the automobile industry. Toyota dealerships, showrooms, and workshops were among the establishments in Hanoi that had to temporarily close in accordance with the directions of the government and the Hanoi People's Committee in order to prevent the outbreak from spreading. Toyota Motor Vietnam has also decided to adjust its production plan to align with the current situation.
“The safety and security of our employees, our stakeholders, our customers, and the community is paramount to us,” said Toyota Vietnam’s representative. “We are taking the necessary actions to protect their safety and health as well as minimising any impact on our company’s operation. While closely monitoring the situation, we will consider and make decisions guided by directions from the government.”
After the outbreak was announced nationwide, in order to maintain good hygiene and build an uncontaminated environment at the workplace, Toyota Vietnam has been actively applying the necessary preventive measures by spraying disinfectant in work and gathering areas, providing masks and hand sanitiser, checking body temperature, as well as setting up regulations to minimise infection risk to employees.
Employees are also encouraged to maintain social distancing, work from home, practice respiratory hygiene, wash hands more often, and stay at home if they detect any suspicious symptoms, as well as keep updated on and obey the government’s guidelines.
Earlier, in February and March 2020, with the desire to join the efforts to fight the outbreak and share the difficulties of the government and the people, Toyota Vietnam donated VND10 billion ($343,780) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and VND1.1 billion ($47,830) to Vinh Phuc province.