Toyota says its Tianjin joint venture resumed production on Jan 22

FILE PHOTO: People walk under a logo of Toyota Motor Corp at the company’s showroom in Tokyo, Japan, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

January 24, 2022

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Toyota said operations at its joint venture complex in the eastern Chinese city of Tianjin resumed operations on Saturday after measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 prompted it to shut the plant, a Toyota spokesperson said.

The site, which Toyota runs with Chinese automaker FAW Group, was shut on Jan. 10 for 11 days, the Beijing-based spokesperson told Reuters on Monday. The plant was shut due to the impact on suppliers of mandatory COVID-19 testing of city residents.

(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Writing by Brenda Goh; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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