Mazda, an automobile manufacturer, has suspended operations at two factories in Japan due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, which has caused some of the air cargo from China to be suspended and parts cannot be procured. I decided to extend it until the end of the month.

The headquarters factory in Hiroshima prefecture and the Hofu factory in Yamaguchi prefecture have stopped operations.

According to Mazda, employees working at an international airport in Shanghai, China, have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, and some air cargo has been suspended, so electronic devices using semiconductors produced in Southeast Asia have been released. It means that it can no longer be procured.

Mazda suspended operations at two factories in Japan from August 23, but decided to extend the period of factory suspension until August 31 because the prospect of resuming air cargo remains uncertain. I did.

In the future, it will be transported by another route to procure electronic devices, and operations will resume at the two factories from September 1.

Mazda says, "We apologize for the inconvenience and concern that we have caused to our customers and related parties. We will endeavor to minimize the impact on sales and services and the impact on our business partners." increase.