The authorised distributor of Honda cars in Malaysia, Honda Malaysia has announced that the production plant in Melaka will be halted effective immediately.
This was due to the shortage of parts supplies which usually comes in from Thailand where it is currently facing one of the worst floods in recent history. It was reported that the parts would come in from Thailand’s Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co Ltd while the floods have also caused interruptions of parts coming in from other major suppliers.
Mr Yoichiro Ueno, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia said that the floods have caused many parties along their supply chain to shut down which include the Thailand plant and other major suppliers which in result caused the Pagoh plant to halt its production for the meantime. He apologized for the inconvenience caused and the company is putting in their best efforts to recover their production from Malacca as soon as possible.
He clarified that CBU models will not be affected, so those expecting the delivery of the Honda Insight, Stream and Freed can be rest assured. However, the Honda Jazz which is imported from Thailand will not be too effected as well because the current inventory is able to cater to the demands here. The CKD models that are rolled out here include the City, Civic and Accord and might be affected.