Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has resumed production of 10 models, including its mainstay light passenger car, at a factory in Oita Prefecture that had been suspended due to problems with fraudulent acquisition of national certification.

However, the scale of restarting production will only account for 40% of Daihatsu's total domestic production, including models for which it has yet to reach an estimate, and there are concerns that it will have a long-term impact on business partners.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has suspended operations at all of its domestic automobile factories since late December of last year due to issues with fraudulent acquisition of national certification.

Later, on the 12th of this month, production resumed at the Kyoto Plant for two commercial vehicle models for which the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism lifted the order to suspend shipments, and on the 26th, the Oita Plant of Daihatsu Kyushu, a subsidiary, resumed production of 10 new models. Production has resumed.

On the morning of the 26th, employees entered the factory one after another from around 5 o'clock, and a man in his 40s who said he was a temporary employee said, ``During the shutdown, I had no work at all and life was difficult.I'm glad that production has restarted.'' .

Among those that have resumed production are the mainstay light commercial vehicle "Hijet" and light passenger vehicle "Mira e-s", and the total production of these 10 models in the past fiscal year was more than 280,000 units, making Daihatsu's domestic production This accounts for 30% of the total.

Furthermore, the company is making preparations at its Shiga factory to resume production of three models after the 4th of next month, while the government's order to suspend shipments of nine models, including the mainstay light passenger car Tanto, has not been lifted.

The scale of production restarting remains at 40% of the total, including those for vehicle models for which production has yet to be restarted, and there are concerns about the long-term impact on small and medium-sized businesses.