Subaru has Decided to Suspend Production at its Main Domestic Factory

Automaker SUBARU has decided to suspend production at its main domestic factory for 15 to 2 days due to a shortage of semiconductors. This is the first time that production at a domestic automobile factory has stopped due to a recent shortage of semiconductors.

SUBARU will be shut down for two days from the 15th at the main factory and Yajima factory in Gunma prefecture, and the Oizumi factory that manufactures engines.

Due to the delay in parts procurement due to the global shortage of semiconductors, this month’s production is expected to be several thousand less than originally planned.

This is the first time that production at a domestic automobile factory has stopped due to a recent shortage of semiconductors.

With regard to semiconductors for automobiles, the new coronavirus has caused a temporary drop in automobile sales, and while automobile sales are rapidly picking up in Japan and overseas, the supply from semiconductor manufacturers is not catching up, and the sense of shortage is increasing worldwide. It seems that Toyota Motor, Honda, and Nissan Motor have also announced a policy to reduce production.

Some in the industry say that the delay in supplying parts including semiconductors will continue for several months, and there are concerns that the impact will be prolonged.

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