The production at the British factory of the Japanese car company Honda engine is shut down again for a while due to problems with the supply of parts such as chips. The company points to the COVID-19 crisis and the lockdowns, thus disrupting the global distribution network.
Honda had also temporarily suspended production at the Swindon plant in England in December and earlier this month due to a shortage of parts due to heavy traffic in British ports through the Brexit. Production will now be shut down from next Monday to Thursday. On Friday, the construction of cars will have to start again.
At the plant in Swindon, the only factory of the car company in the United Kingdom, nearly 110,000 cars rolled off the tire in 2019. Honda plans to close the site permanently next year.