11/02/2011

By Max Clarke

Currently, Toyota Motor Compotation (TMC) has established a company-wide emergency task force to assess the situation and take initial measures following the damage wrought on Japan by this morning's 8.8 magnitude earthquake and the resultant tsunami.

As of now, Toyota has confirmed that there have been no injuries at the world's largest motor company's headquarters in Tokyo, as well as the Higashifuji, Tochigi office, Yamanashi office, and Toyota Motor Tohoku facilities.

"We are presently gathering information on Central Motor Corporation and Kanto Auto Works." Said a spokesperson from the Japanese motor giant.

All TMC plants have restarted production.

The plants that have stopped production are Toyota subsidiary plants, including:

* Toyota Motor Hokkaido Plant
* Toyota Motor Tohoku Plant
* Central Motor Miyagi Plant
* Kanto Auto Works Tohoku Plant

Employees at these facilities have been evacuated to safe areas.

"We are also currently assessing the situation at our suppliers, dealers and the impact on North American import vehicles.

"Toyota’s number one priority is to support our employees at TMC, our partner companies, suppliers and dealers through this situation. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available." Concluded the source.