Toyota says it will build record 800,000 vehicles in January

Toyota Motor Co (7203.T) said on Wednesday it planned to build 800,000 vehicles globally in January, a record for the month, as it ramps up production to make up for output lost to parts shortages.

“We will continue to maintain our production forecast of the 9 million unit level” for the year to March 31, the company said in a press release.

The production plan for January represents an increase of 60,000 vehicles from a year earlier.

The company this week said those shortages are forcing it to halt some manufacturing in Japan in December, resulting in lost production of 14,000 cars for the month.