India: Honda’s production back to normal – Thai Floods image

The Indian unit of Honda Motor Co. said it has resumed normal production at Greater Noida facility that was disrupted due to the shortage of parts in the wake of Thai floods last year.

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. aims to make 370 cars a day in two shifts, drug rising to 440 cars a day from next week, discount said Jnaneswar Sen, the company’s senior vice president for marketing and sales.

“Honda has been carefully monitoring the part supply process and have taken all the necessary recovery actions to normalise production situation with critical components now being sourced from Japan and China,” Sen said.

Current delivery backlog has mounted to about 15,000 units across its three most popular models, the City, the Jazz and the Brio.

HSCI makes the Accord, Civic, City, Jazz and Brio at the 1.2 lakh a year capacity plant, while a second facility at Tapukara, Rajasthan is also almost ready for production.

Honda Siel can produce up to 100,000 cars a year at the Noida facility.