LONDON — Honda will resume production at its Civic factory in Swindon, England, on Monday after output was halted because of parts delays.
Honda had halted production at the plant on Wednesday as congestion at ports trying to cope with Brexit and COVID19-related demand affected deliveries.
“Honda of the UK Manufacturing has confirmed to employees that full production operations will resume in all areas on Monday 14 December,” the company said in a statement Sunday.
Honda, like most automakers, operates a just-in-time system where parts from suppliers go straight into the factory and are installed in cars rolling down the assembly line. If just one component is missing, it can halt production.
U.K. importers have long warned of serious disruptions to supply chains across a host of industries due to Brexit.
While other automakers in the U.K. have not so far followed Honda in halting output, a BMW spokesman said the automaker is planning for some parts supplies to take longer than usual.
Honda does not plan to recover lost production this month, due to supplier constraints, it said in a memo to vendors seen by Bloomberg News.
Honda built just under 110,000 Civic compact cars in Swindon last year. It is due to permanently close the plant in 2021 as part of a global production restructuring.
Reuters and Bloomberg contributed to this report