Subaru closes one Japanese plantApril 7, 2021
Subaru is suspending operations at its Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, where the Outback and Forester station wagons are produced, according to published data. According to preliminary data, the assembly will not be carried out from 10 to 27 April this year. The company is expected to cut production by about 10,000 vehicles.
Meanwhile, the Gunme, Japan plant, which has one common assembly line, will continue to operate. The reason for the stop of the assembly is the lack of semiconductor chips, which affected all the world’s automakers. Subaru said the chip shortage was not due to a March 19 fire at Renesas Electronics.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews reported that Ford had suspended production of its popular Ford F-150 pickups at factories in the United States for two weeks. A little later, Suzuki announced the suspension of assembly at two of its three factories in Japan. In both cases, the reason for the stop is the lack of chips.
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