31 Oct '11, 4am

Honda’s Thai plant may be out for up to six months

Honda’s Thai plant may be out for up to six months

Honda’s Thailand assembly plant in Ayutthaya, which was submerged when floodwaters inundated the factory on October 9, may be out of action for up to six months, according to reports. The automaker will need to replace a range of equipment damaged by the flood, and is still attempting to determine the full extent of the damage at its factory in the Rojana Industrial Park, where it produces its Civic and City models – the area remains submerged under two to three metres of water, and most of the flood-hit equipment remains inaccessible. The floodwaters are expected to recede in mid-November at the earliest. The firm’s suppliers in Thailand have also been affected by the extensive flooding, as roads and other key infrastructure have been severely disrupted. “We will be forced to revamp the plant,” one Honda official was quoted as saying. The reports add that the automaker ha...

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