Japanese Parts Paralysis: Honda Extends Half Steam Production Into May
Honda sources the vast majority of parts and materials needed for North American production in North America. “However, for global efficiency, a few critical parts continue to be supplied from Japan,” says Honda in a statement. Honda restarted production of component parts for North American plants Monday, April 4 at several Honda plants in Japan. However, those need their own parts and supplies. Therefore, Honda’s component production in Japan continues to run at approximately 50 percent of the original production plan.
This of course impacts North American production.
The following Honda cars are being built in North America:
Marysville, Ohio: Honda Accord, Honda Accord Coupe, Acura TL, Acura RDX
East Liberty, Ohio: Honda CR-V, Honda Element, Honda Accord Crosstour
Greensburg, Ind.: Honda Civic Sedan, Honda Civic GX natural gas
Lincoln, Alabama: Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline
Alliston, Ontario: Honda Civic (Sedan, Coupe, Si) Acura MDX, Acura ZDX, Acura CSX (The CSX is sold only in Canada)
El Salto, Mexico: Honda CR-V
The following Honda cars are built in Japan for the North American market
Honda Fit, Insight, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Acura TSX and Acura RL.
Honda produces a small percentage of CR-Vs in Japan for the U.S. as well.
Dimwit on Apr 16, 2011
Bertel, has there been any rumours of new power plants being built to ease the strain? Granted, it won't be overnight but at least it would show that something will be done. If not, survival of the companies themselves would dictate that they move the production out of there entirely. This can't last more than a few months without serious damage happening.