Toyo resumes Japan tire shipments
More good news from Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.: tire shipments have resumed at its Sendai manufacturing plant in Miyagi Prefecture. The shipments of limited quantities follow news on Thursday, March 24, that the plant had recommenced production on a limited basis (see “More Toyo plants power-up in devastated Japan”).
The Sendai Plant manufactures automobile tires. Production at the plant had been suspended in the aftermath of the "Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake" on March 11, due to a lack of electric power.
While only some of the plant’s production lines have partially opened, others will reopen soon. Toyo says products are being manufactured on a restricted basis due to the limited availability of electricity, fuel and raw materials.
Toyo previously announced that partial power had been restored at the Sendai plant (see “Toyo plant gets power, prepares to produce”).
The company also recently made a significant donation to relief efforts in the two prefectures where the Sendai and Fukushima plants are located (see “Toyo donates $1.9 million to relief efforts in Japan”).