Honda’s factory to gear up again
Output at the plant was cut back on 31st October after flooding in Thailand hit parts supplies.
But now Honda says that the supply situation has improved to the point where a return to normal can be planned. However the firm is still continually monitoring parts supply.
The resumption will see the start of mass production of the new Civic – the supply issues have resulted in the launch of the latest version of the family hatch being delayed by a month.
According to the plant’s Director of Manufacturing Andy Platek, employees at Swindon have shown great understanding over the slowdown. “We are all now really excited about the prospect of starting to produce our new Civic,” he says.
The slowdown at the end of October happened only a month after production had returned to normal following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March.
Words by: Andrew Charman