Thai Floods: Honda North America back to normal from Dec 1 image

Honda Motor Corp. will continue temporary production adjustments until Nov. 30 in North America and Canada as some of its suppliers continue to grapple with the production of parts.

Auto production rates will vary from plant to plant, but some plants will produce at rates above the previously announced 50 percent of the original plan through Nov. 30.

However, all plants in the U.S. and Canada are expected to produce at normal levels on Dec. 1 and 2. Production plans after Dec. 2 will be announced in the future, Honda announced in statement today.

Parts and materials for the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in North America come mainly from North American suppliers, but a small number of critical electronic parts are from other parts of the world, including Thailand.

Thailand’s worst flooding in at least five decades has swamped seven estates north of the capital, disrupting global supply chains. The floodwater running down from the north of the country has killed 562 people since July.

Honda had to shut its assembly plant in the central province of Ayutthaya, closing down 4.7 percent of its global output.