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Honda has been forced to cut production at its UK plant in Swindon last week, and now, the Japanese automaker announced that has suspended production at its Philippine plant because suppliers in flooded Thailand are unable to deliver parts.

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. will not re-open its Sta. Rosa, Laguna plant until it can find alternative suppliers to those in Thailand, human resources manager Joseph Tacorda said.

“Honda deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause our customers, and request their understanding during these times,” the company said in a statement.

In addition, the Japanese automaker plans to reduce output in Brazil too. In Japan, the maker of the CR-V compact SUV will make production adjustments on November 7 due to limited parts supply.

The automaker manufactures the Civic and the City models at the Philippine plant, which has an annual output of about 15,000 units, it said.

Among major carmakers, Toyota Motor Corp. has also been forced to cut output in its North American plants due to the flood damage in Thailand.