MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Combined October sales of 11,232 units by the Honda and Acura divisions
represented a 13 per cent decrease over last year's sales. The Honda
Automobile Division reported October sales of 9,760 units, down 12 per
cent from last year. The Acura Division reported October sales of 1,472
units, down 15 per cent over last year.
"While we had just returned to full production in October after a
6-month disruption caused by a parts shortage from the March earthquake
in Japan, we are now faced with another parts shortage resulting from
the devastating floods in Thailand," said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice
president of Honda Canada Inc. "Honda has announced that it will
temporarily adjust automobile production at all of its Honda vehicle
assembly plants in Canada and the U.S. Vehicle production will be at
about 50 per cent of the original plan for all Honda and Acura vehicles
through November 10. Subsequent adjustments will be announced as they
are determined, based on the parts supply situation.
"We express our deepest sympathy and concern for the victims of the
floods in Thailand with the sincere hope for the earliest possible
relief and recovery. Also, we deeply regret any inconvenience this
production disruption may cause to our customers. We are working
closely with our suppliers and operations throughout the world to
overcome this situation as quickly as possible."
Honda Canada Inc. has sold more than 3.4 million Honda and Acura
passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada since 1973. More than
96 per cent of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada in October were
produced at the company's assembly plants in North America, up from 94
per cent for the same month last year.
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
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