Thai Floods: Honda US Production Back To Normal by Dec. 1 image

Honda Motor, on Monday said all of its North American plants will resume normal production by December 1, 2011.

“While the severe flooding in Thailand continues to have some impact to our parts supply, Honda is working closely with its suppliers to fully reestablish the flow of parts for the products made in North America. Honda will update this information in the event changes are required”

The Japanese automaker was the hardest hit of the Japanese car firms. In Thailand, in mid-October the water level reached almost ten feet high at the factory, but this week the level had sunk to around one-and-a-half feet.

The water is not expected to fully clear until early December and the flooding has severely affecting the country’s economy and tourism market.

In 2010, 87 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America. While most of the parts and materials used to produce these products are purchased from North American suppliers, a few critical electronic parts are sourced from Thailand and other regions of the world.