Mazda Restarts Production in China From September 19th image

Mazda announced it will resume production at its Nanjing plant in China, jointly operated with Chongqing Changan Automobile and Ford.

Yesterday, September 17th, Mazda announced that due to the violent demonstrations and attacks in China it has decided to halt production for four days beginning Tuesday at its Nanjing plant, jointly operated with Chongqing Changan Automobile and Ford. Japanese automakers and other companies announced plant closures in China and warned expatriates to stay indoors as angry protests are expected over the next days.

“After reviewing the plan, we have decided to resume operation from tomorrow,” said Shanghai-based company spokesman Naoto Oikawa, adding that the temporary suspension was due to a production adjustment.

Other automakers, such as Toyota and Honda have decided to temporarily close their plants in China due to the anti-Japan protests here. Honda announced it will suspend production in China for two days on September 18th and September 19th trying to avoid damages that could be caused by this territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing. Two factories will be shut down, the one in the southern China city of Guangzhou and in the central city of Wuhan.

“We have decided to suspend production for two days. Our dealers are not in a position to receive car allocations currently,” said the company.