Honda’s customers are assured that no flood-damaged vehicles would be offered in the market. In fact, the automaker has started to destroy over 1,000 cars in Thailand. Honda revealed in a statement that the plant in the central province of Ayutthaya has begun the scrapping process, which would be completed in one month. This plant in the Rojana Industrial Park is where massive flooding last October forced production to stop.
There were images released of muddy water moving in and around hundreds of new cars. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, the executive vice president of Honda Automobile Thailand, said that numerous new cars that were waiting to be shipped were safely transferred to a safe area and that the flood damaged just 1,055 vehicles that were left inside the plant. He claimed that neither the damaged cars nor any of its components would be sold to customers.
Majority of the cars that would be destroyed are mid-sized City sedans and Brio and Jazz hatchbacks. The factory has yet to resume operations.
Earlier this month, the Thailand government said that there were more than 700 deaths due to the floods, which had wreaked havoc at 65 of the 77 provinces in the country. A total of seven major industrial parks had to be closed. This disrupted the supply chains throughout the world. While the flood waters have significantly receded, the cleanup for these areas is extensive and has yet to be completed.