The company said it sees no signs of resuming operations in Russia in the future.
Toyota Motor Corp. decided to stop production of cars at its only factory in Russia. The move is unusual for the company, which has still been producing cars in factories in Japan since its founding in the 1930s.
It is reported Bloomberg with reference to the company’s statement.
It is noted that the automaker suspended work at its plant in St. Petersburg back in March. Despite this, Toyota kept all employees at work and maintained the company’s readiness to resume production when circumstances allow.
“After six months, we have not been able to resume normal operations and do not see any signs that we will be able to resume work in the future,” the company explained.
Toyota said that the corporation’s activities in Moscow need optimization and restructuring. Currently, it is not known what measures she will take. The company promised to continue to support its retail network and serve existing customers in Russia.
Which car manufacturers stopped working in Russia
As previously reported by UNIAN, the car manufacturer Volvo was one of the first to stop the production and sale of cars in the Russian Federation – as early as February 28. They cited the invasion of the Russian Federation into independent Ukraine as the main reason.
On March 8, it became known that the Italian the manufacturer of sports cars Lamborghini stops cooperation from the Russian Federation because of the war in Ukraine.
On April 19, it was reported that the American car concern General Motors is completely withdrawing from Russian Federation. In this connection, the company dismissed the employees of the Russian office. It should be added that in 2015, GM already curtailed production in Russia due to the occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea. At the same time, the company continued to supply cars, but only expensive Chevrolet and Cadillac models.
It also became known in the spring that the Renault concern is also leaving Russia. In May, the occupying country “nationalized” it and now will produce Russian cars there under the “Moskvich” brand. The plant was renamed in June.
On August 27, it became known that the famous German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will sell its plant in the Moscow region.
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