Thai Floods: Mitsubishi plant down until 5 November image

According to the latest company updates, Mitsubishi Motors extended the closure until 5 November for its plant in Thailand, which is being shut since 13 October due to massive flooding that severely disrupted the supply chain.

“[MMC] will continue monitoring the situation in Thailand and, based on developments, will decide on whether or not to restart its production operation from 7 November and onwards,” the automaker stated today.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. reported last week that is expecting a profit loss of 130 billion yen due to the floods in Thailand as the output was affected by factory closures and supply disruptions.

Managing Director Shuichi Aoto stated: “We’re very concerned about whether our suppliers will be able to recover. (…) The floods in Thailand will reduce our operating profit by 14 billion yen to 15 billion yen.”

The Thailand factories, responsible for the production of Pajero Sport and Lancer, were shut on Oct. 13 and the date of resuming the output remains uncertain.