Toyota will shut down production at its factory in St. Petersburg on Friday. Toyota refers to the disruptions in the supply chain as a result of the war in Ukraine.
In Saint Petersburg, Toyota mainly builds the RAV4 and the Camry for the Russian market. The factory, which has 2,600 employees, can make 100,000 cars annually. Last year there were about 80,000. Toyota said in a statement that it is looking at the situation in Ukraine and the safety of the people in the country with great concern. Production and sales in the rest of Europe will not be affected by the war, the group said.
Furthermore, Honda and Mazda have now said that they will also stop deliveries to the Russian market. More and more major automakers have now stopped selling in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine, including Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover. BMW, Volkswagen and Renault previously indicated that production in both Europe and Russia (in the case of Renault) has been disrupted by supply problems.
The Russian car company AvtoVAZ, producer of the Lada, will temporarily stop production due to a shortage of electronic components. Russia’s largest car maker will stop production at the Togliatti and Izhevsk plants on Saturday and then again for a few days next week. AvtoVAZ is largely owned by Renault.
– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl