Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Production returning to normal - CONFIRMED

It is officially confirmed and it seems that it applies to worldwide. Honda's production capacity will be returning to normal by August this year. This makes it roughly 4 months only for Honda to recover, production wise, from the great Tohoku earthquake. The other important news is that Honda Malaysia has resumed the acceptance of orders for the Honda Insight hybrid as of today (June 1st), after stopping in April. Honda Malaysia will also be increasing production in August, in order to recover from the drop in production till August.

Read the full, official press statement from Honda Malaysia after the jump....


Key points :
* Component parts supply from Japan is improving
* Honda Malaysia Increasing production units by operating additional hours on weekdays and Saturdays from 1st August 2011
* Taking of new bookings of Honda Insight resume on 1st June 2011 onwards.

Petaling Jaya, 1 June 2011 - Honda Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. today announced that the production at its Alor Gajah plant in Malacca would resume full output of two shifts on 1st August 2011. Besides resuming 100% production output, the plant would also try to increase production units by operating additional hours on weekdays and Saturdays to catch up with the shortage of supply from April through July.

Announcing the latest update, Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, "Honda associates in Japan have worked tirelessly with our suppliers since the disaster in March to recover the supply of component parts from Japan. Hence, we are pleased to announce that we are able to resume full production much earlier than previously expected."

Mr. Ueno also added that the Company would resume the taking of new bookings of the Insight, Honda's new Hybrid model, from 1st June 2011 onwards. The taking of new bookings of Insight was suspended on 7th April 2011. Meanwhile, the booking for all other Honda models are not affected and can be placed at any authorised Honda dealers nationwide.

"On behalf of Honda, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to our valued customers and business partners for their support, patience and trust especially in the past two months since the disaster. We also apologise for the inconveniences caused during this period. We would like to assure all our customers that we remain committed to meeting the needs of our customers and to ensure their satisfaction," said Mr. Ueno.

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