More automakers are set to scale down manufacturing in Japan yet again. According to a report by Nikkei Asia, Honda and Nissan will cut production in February due to supply-chain disruptions.
The floods in Malaysia in December have reportedly hampered the supply of non-semiconductor components from Southeast Asia. Nikkei says Honda is the first Japanese carmaker to report that flood damages have affected its production, but it expects other manufacturers to follow suit.
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Honda is set to reduce its production at two Japanese assembly plants this month by 10% from its original targets, or about 60,000 vehicles. Meanwhile, Nissan will decrease production by 4%, or about 10,000 units. This comes after the company made a 4% cut back in January due to COVID-19 outbreaks.