Japanese Car manufacturer Nissan is to suspend production in the UK for 3 days due to a parts shortages caused by the recent devastaing earthquake.
The stoppage at its Sunderland plant is in addition to the planned Easter closure at the end of the month while fellow Japanese car maker, Honda have also said that it would halve production at its Swindon plant from next week.
The car and the electronics industries are expected to be most affected by last month’s disaster in Japan.
Nissan said it would try to minimise the impact on production and on its 5,000 staff at the plant, by substituting non-production days that had already been planned for later in the year.
“Demand for all Sunderland-produced models remains high, and once the normal delivery of components has been re-established, the plant will work to recover any lost volume as quickly as possible,” said the manufacturer.
In its latest earthquake update, Nissan said it was able to resume normal operations at all of its Japanese plants except for the Iwaki Engine Plant, which will only restart in mid-April.
However, the previous interruption of production still leaves the company short of some inventories, which is affecting car assembly.