Thailand and the Philippines may be more than 2,200 kilometers apart but the impact of deep floods in Ayutthaya province has already reached Laguna.
Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), which runs a plant in Santa Rosa (see photo above), has announced a temporary suspension of its production starting today, November 3.
HCPI, which assembles the City in Laguna, said the move is necessary "due to limited parts supply caused by the flooding in Thailand."
"Honda deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause our customers, and request their understanding during these times," Honda Cars Philippines said in a statement. "Honda and its suppliers are devoting all our efforts to minimize the impact on our customers."
Honda did not reveal when its Philippine production will resume.
The suspension announcement came just three weeks after Honda Cars Philippines said it is assessing how the Thai floods will affect supply in the local market. HCPI imports the Jazz, CR-V and Accord from Thailand, which halted operations on October 4.
"Other Honda plants in Asia have been making adjustments to production volume or suspending production due to the limited parts supply from Thailand," the company said. "Honda operations in other regions also are being impacted by the limited parts supply from Thailand. Each operation is carefully examining the situation."