Japan earthquake: Nissan and Mazda to halt operations image

Mazda has decided to suspend production at its Hiroshima and Hofu plants from the night shift on March 14 through to the night shift on March 16, 2011.

Mazda will announce any further production changes for March 17 onward as soon as a decision is made

On the same time, Nissan Motor Co plans to suspend operations at its Tochigi and Iwaki plants in Japan at least until March 18 following a massive earthquake in the northeast of the country.
Today, Toyota and Honda had stopped the entire production due to problems caused by the massive earthquake.
The interruption in parts production threatened to slow output at Japanese-owned auto factories in other parts of the world. An industry analyst said the quake’s impact would be “manageable.”

Mitsubishi Motors said it will suspend production at all three plants which make finished cars on Monday and Tuesday because it is unable to fully assess the situation faced by its five or six parts manufacturers in the quake-hit Tohoku region.
Nissan Motor Co., Daihatsu Motor Co., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. and UD Trucks Corp. also decided earlier to suspend production at their plants on Monday.

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