Honda Malaysia has released an official statement regarding the fire incident that struck one of it’s supplier warehouses in Malacca, an incident that some of you may already be aware of.
It occurred at supplier, Nistrans Malaysia, which provides logistics and warehouse management services to Honda Malaysia, on 3rd August 2015. This warehouse stores all of Honda’s CKD parts here.
The aftermath of the fire revealed that 90% of the 130,000 square foot warehouse had taken damage and an estimated 2,500 Honda CKD parts were indeed affected by the fire. No casualties or injuries were reported, although investigations into the cause of it are still being carried out. It took 5 hours to fully extinguish the flames.
The incident has affected Honda’s production tempo, with their No. 1 Line halting production for four days while the No. 2 Line was affected for 6 days. As of right now, the production ramps for both lines have resumed and are back to capacity. Honda Malaysia will be monitoring the parts supply situation closely, analysing its impact on production schedules.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “We are very sorry to hear about the fire and the loss experienced by our supplier. We are currently working closely with Nistrans to assist in any way possible. Rest assured that we at Honda are working hard and doing all that we can to minimise the impact of this unforeseen circumstance towards our customers.” Honda Malaysia will continue its effort in confirming the overall impact of the fire incident on its production and carefully examine the situation.
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