After the catastrophic natural calamity in Japan, Honda’s global plans seem to have derailed. India is no exception with the production being cut to 50% of normal. However, the company, in an official statement today has said that its Brio small car will hit the roads as per the earlier schedule, and won’t get delayed. “Honda Brio will be launched as per the original schedule during the festival season this year” said the company statement.
Apart from the ‘on-time’ Brio launch, the company also announced that its production volume is likely to get normalized from the festival season. Now the festival season in India is the time around Diwali, which means that company should reach its optimum level of production by September. HSCI is currently operating on 50% of its planned production volume in the wake of the shortage of components from Japan.
Honda is currently making adjustments to its production volume in the Asia Oceania region based on the parts supply situation from Japan. The parts supply is now expected to increase gradually and production volume will be increased starting August 2011 with the expectation that HSCI will begin operating on normal production from the festival season.