After temporarily halting production to comply with the quarantine guidelines set by the government, leading automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has resumed operations in its Santa Rosa, Laguna plant beginning May 18, 2020. TMP understands that restarting business as soon as possible would stimulate economic activities in the country.
Under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the automotive sector was effectively closed down in compliance with the government. As the province of Laguna has transitioned towards modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), automotive manufacturing can finally resume under the condition that the overall workforce currently reporting on single-shift operation is within the 50% capacity mandated by the government under MECQ guidelines.
Prior to the resumption of Toyota’s Santa Rosa Laguna plant, precautionary measures were conducted in the plant to ensure safety and adherence to production protocols. All reporting Team Members have been briefed on the safety guidelines and measures that will be strictly followed in the plant.
With the resumption of plant operations and as more areas in the country ease into more relaxed community quarantine guidelines, Toyota will be able to respond better to the needs of its customers. As of May 20, 2020, 66 out of the 70 Toyota dealer outlets nationwide have resumed operations with safety and sanitation guidelines also in place. Due to social distancing measures implemented within the showroom, customers are encouraged to set an appointment before visiting their nearest dealers. Toyota Motor Philippines’ directory can be accessed at https://toyota.com.ph/dealer.