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Toyota shut Chinese line for 2 days due to global chip shortage

Automaker cuts production at Texas plant as Honda and Nissan also trim output

Workers arrive at Toyota's assembly plant in Guangzhou: Chip shortages are draining component supplies for automakers worldwide. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

NAGOYA, Japan/GUANGZHOU -- Toyota Motor reopened a production line at a Chinese assembly plant Tuesday evening after a two-day shutdown, as the site became the company's second facility affected by a chip shortage slamming automakers worldwide.

The Japanese carmaker had halted operations on its third line at GAC Toyota Motor, the joint venture with China's GAC Group based in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou. GAC Toyota initially informed local suppliers that the shutdown would last four days, but the company reached chip procurement goals early.

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