Honda will resume production and shipment of component parts for use in production in regions outside Japan on Monday, April 4, 2011. However, as the situation with parts supply remains fluid; production of component parts and vehicles at Honda plants will resume at approximately 50% of the original production plan at the outset. Honda will carefully monitor the situation and manage its operations accordingly. The Japanese automaker will also resume production of finished automobiles at Sayama Plant at Saitama Factory (Sayama, Saitama) and Suzuka Factory (Suzuka, Mie) on Monday, April 11, 2011. This means all Honda production plants in Japan will be in operation as of that date.
Honda will continue motorcycle and power products production in Asia and Oceania countries. Honda is striving to continue production at each automobile production plant, however, the possibility of a temporary reduction of production volume due to the short supply of some parts in the future is being carefully examined at each plant. Teams throughout Asia and Oceania and global Honda are working diligently to overcome these temporary parts flow issues and minimize the impact on Honda associates, dealers and customers.