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Honda adjusting production at North American plants due to flooding in Thailand; auto production at 50% through 10 November

American Honda Motor will temporally adjust automobile production at all six Honda auto plants in the US and Canada due to the disruption of the flow of parts from Honda suppliers in Asia because of the ongoing flooding in Thailand. (Earlier post.)

Honda anticipates that this situation will require adjustments for the next several weeks.

Auto production will be at approximately 50% of the original plan through 10 Nov. 10. Subsequent adjustments will be announced as they are determined based on the parts supply situation.

Additionally, all Saturday overtime work will be canceled through November, and a non-production day is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11.

The December on-sale date of the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V could potentially be delayed by several weeks. The on-sale date will be announced in the near future. In 2010, 87% of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the United States were produced in North America. While the majority of parts and materials used to produce these products are purchased from suppliers in North America, a few critical electronic parts are sourced from Thailand and other regions of the world, Honda said. Honda is working closely with its suppliers in Thailand and throughout its global network to reestablish the flow of parts for the products made in North America.


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