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Supply issues close factory

Honda temporarily mothballs operation due to problems arising from Covid-19 and Brexit.
Posted on 06 January, 2021
Supply issues close factory

Japanese carmaker Honda says it was due to halt output at its factory in the UK for two days this week due to global supply delays.

Honda also suspended production for a few days in December as some British ports struggled to cope with demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted global trade, and goods being stockpiled before a Brexit deal was agreed ahead of Christmas.

Output had resumed on January 4 at the marque’s factory in Swindon, pictured, after the festive break before the latest disruption.

A spokesman for Honda says: “The situation is currently being monitored with a view to restarting production on January 7.”