Toyota Motor Corp. reportedly will begin 24-hour production at most of its plants around the world. Toyota’s European business head Akira Imai says it will do this as competition becomes more heated. Toyota already runs its plants on two, 8-hour shifts and said recently it would add a third 8-hour shift at two European plants in second quarter 2004. (See related story: Toyota to Increase European Production Capacity) Imai did not say when the 24-hour production would begin.

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