Honda to Cut Output by up to 40 Percent at Japan Plants on Supply Disruptions

TOKYO—Honda Motor Co. said on Thursday it would slash production plans by up to 40 percent in Japan early in September due to persistent supply chain and logistical issues.
The news comes even as Japanese automakers have been cautiously optimistic that chips shortage that caused repeated production cutback is easing.
Its assembly plant in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, will cut production by about 40 percent early next month.
Two lines at its Suzuka plant in western Japan will reduce production plans by about 30 percent in early September.
Honda blamed delays in receiving parts and logistics due to COVID-19 and semiconductor shortages. It would affect production of a variety of vehicles such as the Vezel sports utility vehicle, the Stepwgn minivan and the Civic compact car….
Source: The Epoch Times

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