Honda has decided to partially resume operations on May 6 at its Kumamoto Factory in Ozu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture, which h as been halted since April 14 because of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit the area.
Honda will resume production in stages, depending on the ongoing circumstances.
Because of the to severe damage to some parts of buildings and equipment at the Kumamoto Factory, Honda expects recovery to be completed in mid-August.
Regarding other production facilities, Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd., Honda’s subsidiary company producing mini-vehicles for Honda, has shifted to limited production since April 22, and has planned to be fully operational in six months. Other production facilities are operating normally.
Honda is fully committed to continue its effort cooperating with the people of Kumamoto for a rapid recovery.