Mitsubishi Motors Gifu subsidiary "Pajero Manufacturing" factory suspension policy 22:52 on July 22

Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd., whose business performance is sluggish, has reviewed its domestic production system in order to rebuild it and has decided to stop production at its subsidiary, Pajero Manufacturing, a factory in Gifu Prefecture.

Mitsubishi Motors posted a net loss of more than 25 billion yen in the final year's financial results due to a significant decrease in vehicle sales worldwide due to the spread of the new coronavirus.

For this reason, the company has decided to stop the production of cars at its subsidiary Pajero Manufacturing's factory in Sakakomi-cho, Gifu Prefecture, in order to review the domestic production system and reduce costs.

Approximately 1,000 employees who work in factories want to maintain employment by relocating jobs, etc., and decided to move some of the vehicles they produce to the factory in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture.

This factory used to produce the Pajero, which drove the boom of four-wheel drive vehicles for many years, but finished production for domestic use in August last year.

Last year, we produced a total of about 63,000 units, mainly minivans and "Pajero" for overseas markets.

On the other hand, due to the effects of the spread of the new coronavirus infection and the drop in sales, production was suspended most of the month this month.

Mitsubishi Motors is concentrating its management resources on the mainstay Southeast Asian market, and is considering reallocating personnel.