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Toyota to pause UK output the day after Brexit

Japanese carmaker builds up inventory as buffer against no-deal split

Toyota's manufacturing facility in Burnaston is stockpiling parts in case of a disruption in the supply chain.   © Reuters

LONDON -- Toyota Motor will halt vehicle production at a U.K. plant the day after the country's planned Oct. 31 separation from the European Union, the company said Friday, anticipating difficulties from the breakup.

The plant in central England's Burnaston will suspend work Friday, Nov. 1, with tentative plans to resume the following Monday. Toyota, which generally operates on an inventory-minimizing "just in time" basis, is stockpiling parts as a contingency.

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