Published on April 1st, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda In Japan To Resume Production On April 11th
Honda Motor Corp is among the worst hit by Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, said it will resume limited vehicle assembly on April 11, after having its plants offline for four-straight weeks, as some of the country’s automakers inched toward recovery.
Honda, which had previously said its two domestic assembly plants would be down at least through April 4, says both the Sayama and Suzuka factories will be running April 11. Honda cautioned that restored vehicle assembly in Japan will continue at only half its normal rate.
The company will also resume production of parts and replacement parts on April 4 for shipment overseas. That move should help alleviate parts shortages in North America, where Honda has said it will cut output by as much as half amid stalled deliveries from Japan. We hops all works out well for Honda in Japan and also regionally in these trying times.