Subaru stopped assembling carsOctober 16, 2019
Temporarily discontinued production at the company’s factory in Ota
Japanese automaker Subaru has announced that an assembly plant in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, will not produce cars until at least October 25th. The company was forced to take such a step because of the typhoon Hagibis, which affected the supply of components.
Hagibis hit the northeast of the main island of Honshu on October 12 and affected the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Kanagawa. As a result of the destructive actions of the elements, 75 people died, 220 were injured and another 11 were reported missing.
Among the enterprises that temporarily suspended due to bad weather, the largest electrical corporations are Toyota Industries, Hirose Electric Co., Anritsu, Alps Alpine and Taiyo Yuden. The train service was also completely stopped and Tokyo Haneda Airport was closed.
As for the Subaru plant in Ote, 650 thousand cars annually leave the assembly line of the enterprise. The company did not specify how simple it will affect the volume of products launched.
At the end of August this year, it was reported that Toyota stopped the assembly of cars at two factories in Japan due to heavy rains in Fukuoka Prefecture. Then in some areas more than 100 millimeters of precipitation fell per hour, which led to landslides and floods.
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