Nissan Motor Co will temporarily halt production at its plant in Kyushu, southwestern Japan, due to the coronavirus, the Japanese automaker stated on Monday, because the outbreak begins to pressure the worldwide provide chain.
In a press release, Nissan, the primary automaker to halt production at a plant in Japan due to the outbreak, stated that output can be affected on Friday and Feb. 17, due to provide shortages of components from China.
The stoppage may influence production of round 3,000 autos, the Nikkei newspaper reported stated, underlining the extent to which producers on the earth’s third-largest economic system are reliant on China for provides.
Nissan’s Kyushu plant produces fashions together with the Serena minivan for the Japanese market and the Rogue SUV crossover, Nissan’s top-selling automobile in america. It has an annual capability of 530,000 autos.
Two production traces at the Kyushu plant can be halted on Feb. 14, the Nikkei stated, including that one other line which primarily vehicles for export, can be stopped on Feb.17.
Nissan stated it was making ready to restart production in China at the earliest from Feb. 17 at its crops in Huadu, Guangdong Province and Dalian, Liaoning Province, whereas restart dates for different crops had but to be confirmed.
The coronavirus outbreak – declared a worldwide well being emergency by the World Well being Group – has disrupted Chinese language manufacturing and that’s having an impact on crops overseas.
In South Korea, Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Renault subsidiary RSM have all introduced closures citing disruption to provide of components from China.