Honda Halves Production
UPDATE: Production slow down extended until September
Part supply problems mean the planned resumption of full production at the Swindon Honda factory has been delayed until September.
06 April 2011
3,000 staff at Swindon plant will be put on a two-day week from Monday until the end of May
Car giant Honda have announced that they will be halving their car production due to a supply shortage caused by the Japenese quake and tsunami.
More than 3,000 staff at the Japanese car maker's Swindon plant will be put on a two-day week from Monday until the end of May — on full pay.
Honda said a range of electric and electronic components — such as sat-navs — were running short as Japanese suppliers struggle to cope with the fallout from the disaster.
"No jobs will go. This way we keep the operation running and we provide a flow of cars through to dealers and customers," commented a spokesman.
"We felt it was better to take this option rather than stopping production for a period of time."