(Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is resuming plans to run its North American assembly plants on overtime next week as the automaker rebounds from parts shortages triggered by flooding in Thailand.
Workers at Toyota plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico will work additional hours starting Nov. 14, and Toyota's vehicle factories in Indiana and Ontario will also work on Saturday, Nov. 19, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
"We're getting back to that higher-than-normal production rate we'd been planning on," said Mike Goss, a spokesman for Toyota's production unit in Erlanger, Ky. "It's all about the availability of parts. It remains a very dynamic situation."
Thailand's floods disrupted plans by both Toyota and Honda Motor Co. for a production rebound in the year's final months after Japan's earthquake and tsunami limited their global output for five months.
Before the floods, which cut supplies of electronics, plastic and rubber components, Toyota had said it would run North American plants at least 15 percent above a target the company set at the start of 2011, prior to the quake.
On Tuesday, Honda said six plants in the United States and Canada are running at 50 percent to 75 percent of planned output, exceeding the 50 percent rate the automaker expected as of Oct. 31.
Honda is getting more parts from both alternative sources and original suppliers and "can confidently say we don't have to do 50 percent much longer," said Ed Miller, a Honda spokesman.
Toyota and Honda sales have suffered this year because of inventory shortages following the quake.
Through October, Toyota Motor Corp. sales are down 9 percent and Honda Motor Co. volume is off 5 percent, in a U.S. market that has advanced 10 percent.