Toyota Motor Corp. suspended production at 14 plants in Japan for two days because of a suspected cyberattack on Kojima Industries Corp., one of its plastic part suppliers.
The shutdown, first reported by Nikkei Asia, will impact 13,000 vehicles, Kelly Stefanich, a manufacturing corporate communications spokesperson at Toyota Motor North America, told Plastics News in an emailed statement.
"Due to a system failure at a Japan-based supplier, Toyota Motor Corp. has suspended the operation of 28 lines at 14 plants in Japan on Tuesday, March 1," Stefanich said in the statement.
Toyota said in a March 1 statement that it expects all plants to reopen on March 2.
Both first and second shifts at the plant have been suspended, she added.
Kojima is "hurrying to respond" to the suspected attack, the Nikkei Asia report said.
Plastics News was unable to contact Kojima for comment, and its website is currently inaccessible.
"We apologize to our customers and suppliers for any inconvenience this may cause," the statement from Toyota said. "At this point, there is no impact to production in North America."