Johannesburg - Toyota SA announced on Thursday that its Durban manufacturing plant would continue at 100% capacity, after fears of a slowdown due to potential parts shortages.
The vehicle manufacturer, whose Japanese parent is struggling to shake off the effects of a massive earthquake and tsunami in March, said vehicle production would continue at the same pace for June, July and August, with possible increases planned after that to satisfy market demand.
"We are delighted that we were in a position to have maintained our production levels throughout this difficult time," said Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota SA and a managing officer of Toyota Motor Corporation.
"The fact that we have maintained our production levels is the result of many thankless hours by our colleagues across the world and for that we are extremely thankful," Van Zyl said.
Other Toyota operations, including in European countries, the US and Australia have also provided updates on their output.
Toyota said it could continue at the same pace as it had sufficient parts and components and "normalised" deliveries from Japan.
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing in the US this week said that production there would return to 70% of planned production capacity in June, up from only 30% of normal production levels in May, Toyota SA said.
Toyota Motor Europe said its manufacturing plants in the UK, Turkey, Poland and France would all return to normal production levels on June 1, and Toyota Australia said that it would be at full production speed by June 6.