Toyota Motor unit Daihatsu said on Friday it planned to announce a new management structure next week.
According to Reuters, Soichiro Okudaira, president of Daihatsu, whose production has been hampered by issues related to safety testing irregularities, also said the company planned to spend more time and allocate more workers for development.
The small car specialist builds models for its own brand, Toyota and, on an OEM basis, other automakers such as Mazda.
Late last month, Daihatsu said three of its four domestic vehicles plants would stay closed until at least 16 February but added it hoped to restart operations at Kyoto much sooner.
It had been ordered to suspend all domestic vehicle shipments in December after an independent third party investigation commissioned by the automaker revealed safety tests and other procedures on a large number of new models had been widely and systematically falsified by the company’s staff and its suppliers for over three decades.
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