Japanese Automakers Recovering in Thailand after Floods

The automotive world never realized just how dependent the big Japanese automakers are on their Thailand bases of operations and parts suppliers. This October, however, the nation was struck by the worst flooding in recent history, and Toyota and Nissan were especially hard hit.
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According to an Automotive News report, Nissan has now resumed production at their Samut Prakan factory after it was closed on one month ago. However, the resumption of production is reportedly limited to "some motorcycle and power products".

As for Toyota, Japan’s biggest automaker was struck hard, but expects to resume production by November 21st. Toyota estimates it lost production of 87,000 vehicles in Thailand and 40,000 in Japan within a one-month period.

Mazda also resumed production at its factories in Thailand yesterday, according to a company spokesman.


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