Honda to Halve British Output After Japan Quake

April 6, 2011
The change at the plant in Swindon, western England, will slash the current daily output of 638 cars.

Honda is to temporarily cut in half output at its British plant from next week because of a shortage of parts from Japan, it said on April 6.

The change at the plant in Swindon, western England, will slash the current daily output of 638 cars.

Most of the parts for cars produced at Honda's British arm, HUM, are sourced in Europe.

"However, for global efficiency, a number of parts continue to be supplied from Japan. The interruption of supply of these parts will impact production activity at HUM," Honda said.

"HUM production volume will continue at approximately 50% of the planned weekly level from 11 April," the company added. The Swindon facility employs 3,000 workers.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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