GM halts production at four plants due to earthquakes in Japan
April 22, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 22, 2016 – General Motors says it is shutting down production at four plants, including its flex line in Oshawa, Ont., for two weeks due to a part supply issue caused by the recent earthquakes in Japan.
The manufacturing operations at the following GM North America assembly facilities are currently expected to be down for two weeks beginning April 25: Oshawa Flex Assembly, Ont.; Spring Hill, Tenn.; Lordstown, Ohio; and Fairfax, Kan.
The consolidated line at the Oshawa plant will not be affected, according to The Canadian Press.
The automaker says the “temporary adjustment is not expected to have any material impact on GM’s full-year production plans in North America,” adding that it does not expect a material impact to its second quarter or full-year financial results for GM North America.
Earlier this week, Toyota announced it will be suspending production on its vehicle assembly lines in stages between April 18 and 23 due to parts shortages. Nissan Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. also temporarily halted production at some facilities.
— With files from The Canadian Press