Floods in Thailand have led to sever shortage of spares and car accessories. This is what has caused Honda Motor Company in India to take a decision to stall production of Honda Brio hatchback till such time as supplies are not regularized.
Indian unit of Honda Motor Company has just run out of spare parts and announced their decision on Wednesday to bring all production of Brio to a halt. Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President – Marketing and Sales at Honda Siel Cars India Limited said that from this month production of Honda Brio will be suspended. The company sources their electronic and under body car parts from Thailand. Honda Siel is owned by Honda and Siel Limited of India in a 99.9% to 0.1% ratio respectively. They manufacture Brio, Jazz, Accord and City from their unit in Greater Noida in UP and also imports and sells the CR-V.
The unit in UP has a capacity of 1 lakh cars per year, however, production during the month of November was way below average following shortage of spares from Thailand. Though the company tried to source parts from vendors in other countries lack of spares did affect Jazz, Brio, and City production adversely.