A few weeks after Japan’s catastrophe businesses are experiencing the effects of the smaller output of one of the world’s largest car and electronics manufacturer. Apple and Toyota have experienced the largest struggle and are looking to find ways to keep the negative impacts as low as possible. In that respect, Toyota has already decided to restart production of three hybrid models, Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT200h at the Tsutsumi factory as well as the Toyota Motor Kyushu at another factory in the south of Japan. This move is expected to raise the output of the country again and to lead it towards normality. Not only consumers worldwide were affected because they were able to see a shortage in products but particularly the workers that were employed by the Japanese factories. Each one of the eighteen factories that were working on Toyota and Lexus vehicles had been closed due to the earthquake.
Spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto gave an indication of the impact the earthquake had on production and what steps needed to be taken to get back on track. “We will monitor the situation of parts availability carefully in deciding the duration of production,” she explained. Automakers are moving along but are waiting to see what will happen over the next few weeks to make decisions on future alterations.