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May 18, 2020

Daihatsu cuts production due to parts shortages and low demand

Daihatsu is to suspend production at some Japanese plants due to a shortage of overseas sourced components and low demand.

By Olly Wehring

Daihatsu is to suspend production at some Japanese plants due to a shortage of overseas sourced components and low demand.

Its Ikeda factory will cut output on 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26 June.

The plant assembles the Thor, Roomy, Tank, Justy, Boon, Passo and Copen.

The Kyoto plant will halt on 5, 12, 19 and 26 June.

It builds the Probox, Succeed, Move and Canbus.

Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No.1 will be dark June 4-5 and 11-12 June

Its products are the Hijet Cargo, Hijet Truck, Atrai Wagon, Hijet Caddie, Tanto and Wake.

Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No.2 will close on 5 and 12 June.

It makes the Mira e:S, Mira Tocot, Move and Cast.

Daihatsu said other plants will operated with production "adjusted based on the situation of parts procurement from overseas and vehicle demand".

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