Honda says domestic production capacity has declined until March

On April 18, 2011, workers will assemble a car at Honda Motor’s Saitama Plant in Sayama, northern Tokyo. (Issei Kato / Reuters)

Tokyo-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced on Thursday that due to a shortage of semiconductors, two domestic manufacturing bases will operate at 90% of their production capacity until early March.

Honda’s Saitama and Suzuka plants have suffered chip shortages and confusion due to the closure of COVID-19, reducing production capacity by about 10% by at least early March, automakers said in a statement. ..



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