Honda says that North American output will return to normal levels in December

Article by Christian A., on November 16, 2011

Honda Motor Co. was forced to slow down its output due to the flooding in Thailand but it has recently announced that the production levels at its six North American assembly plants will go back to normal levels on Dec. 1 and 2. In a statement, Honda said that for November, rates will be different for each plant but some of their output will be at rates higher than the previously announced 50% of the original plan through Nov. 30.

Automotive News said that according to a memo given to Honda dealers last week, the production of some plants will increase to up to 75% of typical levels. Honda said that its production rates after Dec. 2 will be revealed later.

Honda spokesman Ed Miller said that it’s not clear just how the situation affects specific factories. He said that the company is working on this issue “model by model." He also said that there are many changes as the company is working to receive parts earlier than from other sources.

He clarified that the scope of the problem isn’t that extensive and that Thailand and other regions supply several crucial electronic parts but that 87% of Honda and Acura models offered in the U.S. were built in North America in 2010.

He said that Honda won’t provide a fixed date since it’s a good idea to be “cautious.” Furthermore, Miller said that the Thailand situation is no match to what they experienced in Japan. [source: Autonews]

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