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More disasters plaguing Japanese auto industry

November 2, 2011

Thailand flooding inundates Honda auto manufacturing plant and many auto parts providers; robots and computers under water.
Flooding continues and the factory remains submerged.
Toyota shuttered for at least 60 days and prepared for flooding; no damage yet.
Thailand’s worst flooding in decades has exposed the complexity of the global supply chain and a lack of components has forced Japan’s automakers to halt or slow production in Asia and beyond.

Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series... read more

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