Friday, April 29, 2011

PATTAYA MAIL: Disaster in Japan slows car production in Thailand

Japanese car makers plan to cut their production in Thailand to 50 percent due to the shortage of imported parts caused by the devastation in Japan, according to the Ministry of Industry.

After a meeting to assess impacts from the natural disaster in Japan on the Thai automotive industry, Permanent Secretary for Industry Withoon Simachokedee stated that all Japanese automakers, including Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Isuzu, would reduce their outputs from their bases in Thailand by 50 percent from now until June.