Subaru, an automobile manufacturer, has decided to suspend the operation of its factory in Gunma prefecture for four days in early September due to the stagnation of parts supply from Southeast Asia, where the infection of the new coronavirus is rapidly spreading. ..

According to the announcement, SUBARU will be shut down for four days from September 7th at the main factory and Yajima factory in Ota city, Gunma prefecture, and the Oizumi factory in Oizumi town, Gunma prefecture, which produces engines. ..



The cause is that the supply of some parts from Southeast Asia, where the infection of the new coronavirus is spreading rapidly, is stagnant.



The global shortage of semiconductors combined with the spread of infections in Southeast Asia has spread the impact on the production of automakers, and Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. made a large-scale production cut of 360,000 units at home and abroad this month. In addition to reducing the production by about 40% from the plan, Daihatsu plans to intermittently shut down its factories in Ikeda City, Osaka from last month to reduce production by about 40,000 units.



Each company is rushing to procure alternative parts and aiming for the quick normalization of production, but the impact of the mutant virus, which is rampant worldwide, is large, and the future is uncertain.

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