Subaru Halts Operations at Vehicle Plant in Japan after Typhoon

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 17 (Jiji Press)--Subaru Corp. <7270> has halted operations at its sole vehicle assembly plant in Japan since Wednesday afternoon after supply chains were disrupted by Typhoon Hagibis, the automaker said.

Subaru has been offering support, including sending staff, to parts suppliers damaged by the typhoon. The company said it aims to restart operations at the plant in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, by Oct. 25.

The automaker shortened operating hours at the plant on Saturday as the typhoon was approaching. Operations were once back to normal on Monday.

The company is examining the impact of the suspension on its production plans and finances. The plant produces some 2,500 units a day, according to Subaru.

Among other Japanese automakers, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. temporarily halted some operations at its plant in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, due to typhoon damage to suppliers.

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