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Honda extends factory shutdown to March 23
 Date: March 18, 2011 10:03
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


In light of the ongoing recovery efforts in Japan, Honda has decided to extend the shutdown of several of its automobile and motorcycle plants until March 23. The press release follows:

About the Impact on Production of Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan


TOKYO, Japan, March 18, 2011 – Considering the current situation of the nationwide recovery efforts in Japan, Honda had previously announced the suspension of production until March 20. Today, Honda made the decision to extend the suspension of production of finished units at the following plants until March 23, 2011: for automobiles, Sayama Plant at Saitama Factory (Sayama, Saitama) and Suzuka Factory (Suzuka, Mie) and for motorcycles, Kumamoto Factory (Ozu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto).

Concerning operations from March 24 on, Honda will make decisions based on the status of the recovery of parts supply as well as Japanese society as a whole. We deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause our customers, and request their understanding during these challenging times.

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