Honda Plant to Resume Production After Flooding in Mexico

Noria news wires

Honda recently announced that its transmission plant in Celaya, Mexico, will resume auto and engine production in mid-November.

Due to the overflow of a river near the plant, all auto and component production was suspended on June 28. The plant later resumed production on July 9, but after an investigation of the damage to the tooling and equipment at the facility, Honda revealed that auto and engine production was not expected to resume until November. The company has committed to not resume production at the plant until the highest levels of quality for all parts and products can be ensured.

The Celaya plant produces the Honda Fit and HR-V. Production of the 2019 HR-V is already underway at another Honda auto plant approximately 160 miles west of Celaya in Guadalajara, Mexico, which did not experience any flooding.

Due to a critical engine part made at the Celaya engine plant, Insight production at the Honda auto plant in Indiana also will be suspended for the month of August. Based on existing parts inventory, the Indiana plant was able to produce the Insight through the end of July and will resume production in the beginning of September.

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