TOKYO, Japan, October 31, 2011 - Following is the most current information regarding the impact of the flooding in Thailand on Honda's operations.
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand (headquarter in the Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya), has suspended production since October 4, due to parts supply disruptions. As of today, HATC does not have a clear outlook for when production will resume as flooding on its facilities has continued since October 8, 2011.
Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Thai Honda), Honda's motorcycle and power products production subsidiary in Thailand (headquarter in Bangkok), does not have any flood water on its property, but has been suspending its motorcycle production since October 11, and power products production since October 6, due to parts supply disruptions. Thai Honda is scheduled to suspend its production until November 4, 2011. Concerning production from November 7 onward, Honda will make decisions while monitoring the situation.
Other Honda plants in Asia have been making adjustments to production volume or suspending production due to the limited parts supply from Thailand.
In Japan, Honda's automobile production operations at the Suzuka and Saitama Factories will begin production adjustments on November 7, due to the limited parts supply from Thailand. Honda is making progress in procuring alternative parts, and the timing to normalize production will be determined while monitoring the situation in the future.
Honda operations in other regions also are being impacted by the limited parts supply from Thailand. Each operation is carefully examining the situation.
Concerning operations from today onward, Honda will make decisions while carefully monitoring the situation. Honda deeply apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause our customers, and requests their understanding during these challenging times. Honda and its suppliers are devoting all our efforts to minimize the impact on our customers.