The supply chain problems are caused by chip shortages and severe weather, and most of Honda's five auto factories in the United States and Canada will be closed from March 22, 2021 until March 26, 2021.
Because of supply chain problems such as chip shortage, Honda has extended the shutdown time of some factories in North America by one week
However, Honda said on Tuesday that it would extend the production stop of some North American plants for a week to March 29 due to various supply chain problems.
Since the second half of 2020, the chip shortage has become the main theme of semiconductor industry. Nowadays, the problem of chip shortage is becoming more and more serious, including automobile, mobile phone, game machine and PC industry has been affected.
At present, the global chip shortage has greatly affected the automobile industry. Last week, a Honda spokesman said the company was dealing with a series of supply chain problems related to COVID-19's impact, congestion at various ports, chip shortages and cold weather in the past few weeks, especially in Texas. To some extent, all of the company's auto plants in the United States and Canada will be affected, with most of them suspended production by the week of March 22.
At present, the global auto manufacturers are facing the problem of chip shortage, which forces several auto manufacturers to stop production. Recently, for example, GM announced a temporary closure of its Lansing, Michigan plant, which produces Chevrolet komaro and Cadillac cT4 and CT5, which is not expected to restart until April.
In addition, due to the shortage of automotive chips, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, sparu and Nissan are also forced to cut production, some even forced to stop production.