On April 18, 2011, workers assemble a car at Honda Motor’s Saitama plant in Sayama, northern Tokyo. Reuters / Issi Kato / File
September 21, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co said Japanese car plants were operating at 40% of production capacity in August and September due to shortages of semiconductors and other components due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Honda said in a press release on its website that production should recover to 70% of production capacity by early October.
“We are doing everything possible to minimize the impact on production, but the situation remains uncertain,” a Japanese company said.
(Reporting by Tim Kelly, edited by Christopher Cushing)