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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation plans to restart production at its plant in Laem Chabang on November 14. Although the facility was not affected from the floods, Mitsubishi was forced to shut it down because the economic activity in the country was paralyzed.

The Japanese carmaker halted production in Thailand from the night shift of October 13 because of difficulties in parts procurement due to flood damage at its local parts suppliers. Following the disaster, the company announced that it had improved its parts procurement required for the models produced at the Laem Chabang plant. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation needs more time for its supply chain to recover completely due to the impact on its suppliers of the massive flooding.

„Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and its partners together will continue to put their best efforts towards resuming normal production levels at the Laem Chabang plant,” said the company in a press release.

Mitsubishi Thailand will resume production of the L200 pickup truck and the Pajero SUV and will also start production of the Mirage supermini in March 2012. The company aims to recover production of 23,000 units lost due to disruptions caused by the Thailand floods and the Japanese disaster earlier this year.