Honda halves Swindon production
Honda is cutting production at its Swindon plant due to a lack of parts offered by earthquake-hit Japan. The maker confirmed today that it’s halving production at its United kingdom site, whose models range from the Social, Jazz and CR-V.
Ken Keir, executive vice-president of Honda Motor Europe, stated, “We’ve taken the choice to reduce our production volumes at HUM because it enables us to carry on with this manufacturing activities, thus minimising the outcome on Honda customers, dealers and associates. We appreciate everyone’s understanding, customers and dealers, over these challenging occasions.”
Honda insists the “vast majority” of parts utilized in Swindon are sourced in Europe. However with a few of the firm’s Japanese parts supply factories still battling to resume full production, the firm continues to be made to cut Swindon to 50 percent of their normal volumes, beginning in a few days.
Autocar understands the constituents an issue mostly are electronics.
Swindon operates an adaptable working policy, and Honda states it’ll make use of this to recuperate the lower volume via ‘banked hours’. The plant’s 3000 workers is going to be stored on full pay.
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