November 28, 2011 - Following is the most current information regarding the impact of the flooding in Thailand on Honda's operations.
Flood water draining efforts were completed at Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand (headquarter in the Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya), and HATC today began its recovery efforts such as the cleaning of the facilities. Concerning the outlook for the resumption of production, HATC will continue its effort to confirm the overall impact to the facilities and carefully examine the situation.
Suzuka Factory and Saitama Factory, Honda's automobile production plants in Japan, which had been making production adjustments since November 7, 2011 due to restricted parts supply from Thailand, will normalize production on December 5, 2011 as parts supply issues have been resolved to a certain level.
Six automobile production plants in the U.S. and Canada, which had been making production adjustments since November 2, 2011, also due to restricted parts supply from Thailand, will normalize production on December 1, 2011 as parts supply issues have been resolved to a certain level.
Concerning production plans from January 2012 onward, Honda will make decisions while carefully monitoring the parts supply situation.
Honda deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause to our customers, and requests their understanding during these challenging times. Together with our suppliers, Honda is devoting all of our efforts to minimize the impact on our customers.