Nissan Resumes Production at Four Domestic Plants

July 19, 2010
15,000 units were affected during the closing

After a delay in the delivery of engine control units forced work to be suspended, Nissan resumed operations at four plants in Japan on July 19.

The plants were closed from July 14-16, affecting production of about 15,000 units.

"Our plant resumed operations along with the three others," Masami Sumiuchi, spokesman for the Nissan plant in Tochigi, north of Tokyo, said.

Hitachi, which supplies the engine control units, said its subsidiary Hitachi Automotive Systems had to postpone the delivery of the units to carmakers including Nissan in July.

Hitachi Automotive Systems could not receive a type of circuit, one of the main components of the engine control unit, in time from unidentified outside suppliers, the statement said.

Nissan, Japan's third largest automaker, also said last week it had to suspend production in its two car assembly plants in the United States for at least three days from July 15 due to the same problem.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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