July 19, 2024

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Nissan to adjust production due to limited parts supply after earthquake

TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co. will modify manufacturing in Fukuoka Prefecture this 7 days thanks to disruptions in pieces supplies following an earthquake strike northeastern Japan, two resources acquainted with the make a difference stated.

The earthquake on Saturday impacted provider Hitachi Astemo, the resources stated.

Hitachi Astemo, a joint enterprise between Hitachi Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., generates pieces for car suspension programs at its plant in Fukushima Prefecture that are used by automakers including Nissan and Toyota Motor Corp.

Nissan shortened the running time of two lines at its Fukuoka plant, which generates Serena minivans, from Tuesday night time, and will halt manufacturing on Saturday, resources stated.

But a Nissan spokeswoman stated the automaker was looking at no impact on manufacturing so much.

Elsewhere, Toyota stated Tuesday it will briefly suspend manufacturing on 14 lines at nine team factories in Japan as some of its suppliers have been impacted by the quake.

Toyota has halted manufacturing thanks to the shutdown of the Hitachi Astemo suspension plant, the Nikkei newspaper noted Wednesday.

Hitachi Astemo stated on Wednesday its plant in Fukushima Prefecture has stopped production since Monday thanks to a electricity blackout following the quake, a Hitachi Astemo spokesman stated.

The corporation involves time to inspect the plant for any electricity-linked concerns, these as electric leakage, he extra. Hitachi Astemo did not say when functions would resume.

The robust quake hurt scores of persons and triggered widespread electricity outages.