Honda’s Swindon plant in UK will halt production on Wednesday on shortage of car parts caused by delays in procuring parts into Britain, reported media.
Honda is facing vessel delays and congestions at UK port. There is transport-related delay of parts which are crucial in production of Honda Cars.
The UK plant plans to restart production as soon as possible and could arrange air freight to secure parts supply. The plant produced 110,000 cars in 2019 and is set to close permanently in July next year.
Pandemic-related woes have led to backlog of shipments after companies started to increase orders gradually since the initial lockdown and increased even further ahead of the Brexit transition period.
Honda UK plant relies on just-in-time inventories and it is hard for the company to continue operations in this situation. Ports are hit by huge Brexit demand and COVID-19 restrictions. Several firms are struggling to meet their production needs for import goods that are stuck at UK ports.