Global Chip Shortage: Nissan, Suzuki Told to Halt Production in June
A global chip shortage is pressurize Nissan Motor and Suzuki Motor to temporarily halt production at some plants in June, sources with direct knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Friday.
Nissan Motor will idle its factory in Kyushu, southern Japan, for three days on June 24, 25 and 28, while making production adjustments during the month at its Tochigi and Oppama plants in Japan, three sources told.
Nissan will also temporarily halt production of some of its models at its Mexico plant, they said, diminishing to be identified because the plan is not public.
“A global shortage of semiconductors has affected parts procurement in the auto sector. Due to the shortage, Nissan is adjusting production and taking necessary actions to ensure recovery,” a Nissan spokeswoman said.
Suzuki Motor will idle its three plants in Shizuoka prefecture from three to nine days, two sources said, also declining to be identified because the plan is not public.
The plan “has not been confirmed,” Suzuki Motor spokesman said, explaining that while the carmaker gave its provisional production plan to auto part makers, it is still making adjustments to minimise the impact of the chip shortage.