Toronto, Ontario – Parts shortages caused by flooding in Thailand continue to affect Honda’s operations in North America.
The company will continue temporary production adjustments at all six of its auto plants in Canada and the U.S. Production rates will vary by plant, but some plants will produce at rates above the previously-announced 50 per cent of the original plan through November 30, 2011.
All plants in Canada and the U.S. are expected to be at normal levels on December 1 and 2.
The company plans no layoffs at any of its North American facilities, and non-production days will be treated as “no pay, no penalty,” meaning that workers can report to work, use a vacation day, or take the day off without compensation or penalty.
In 2010, more than 92 per cent of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada were produced in North America. While most of their parts and materials are purchased from North American suppliers, a few critical electronic parts are sourced from Thailand and other regions.