Honda is the Chinese version of Rodney Dangerfield. No respect. After a series of strikes, first at Honda’s parts suppliers, then at Honda itself, things looked liked they are calming down. Until yesterday.
On Friday, Honda-affiliated transmission-maker Atsumitec had to shut down their Chinese factory in Foshan, Guangdong Province, because workers went on strike. Honda holds 48 percent stake in the venture.
The factory supplies transmission parts to Honda’s four Chinese factories and a Nissan Motor plant, says The Nikkei [sub]
So far, the freeze has not affected those assembly lines. Honda learned from past disasters: “We hold the parts in stock,” said a Honda official. “So our Chinese production will be unaffected for now.” This could be a longer strike – until the supply runs out.