Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Honda Malaysia has issued an official statement on the condition related to car availability related to the recent Japan earthquake. The important highlights are :

* Sufficient inventory for CKD and CBU models for the next one to two months.
* Production at plants in Japan suspended until 20 March 2011 to help prioritize recovery.
* Honda Motor will make decisions based on status of recovery.
* 300 million yen and 1,000 generators along with 5,000 gas canister to aid relief and recovery efforts.

Read the whole statement by clicking below:

Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2011 - Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. today announced that it expects no immediate interruption from the 9.0 Richter-scale earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on the supply of Honda models in Malaysia.

Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Yoichiro Ueno said, "Our inventory for the 4 CKD models of Accord, CR-V, Civic, City, and the other 4 CBU models in Malaysia is sufficient for the next one to two months. We are monitoring the situation closely and will make the relevant announcement when we have more information."

"We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake in northeastern Japan. We sincerely hope for the earliest possible relief and recovery of the affected areas," said Mr Ueno.

In Japan, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has suspended production at all its major plants for one week from 14 to 20 March 2011 in support of the nationwide recovery efforts. Following that, Honda Motor said that it will make decisions based on the status of the recovery of their parts suppliers as well as the Japanese society as a whole.

Honda Motor is contributing 300 million yen and 1,000 generators along with 5,000 gas canisters to support relief and recovery efforts. Its associates have also been despatched to explain how to use the donated gasoline-powered and home-use gas canister-powered generators.

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