Honda books US$ 450 million loss due to Celaya plant flooding
The flooding of a Honda assembly plant in Celaya, Guanajuato, occurred at the end of last June, will represent a US$ 450 million loss, today revealed Expansión citing as source a company’s spokesperson.
The estimate includes the repair work in the plant and the loss of global sales due to the lack of the vehicles it produces in said facility.
The Japanese automaker emphasized that no associate has lost or will lose his job due to the flood, since they are being assigned tasks in the plant to support the reconstruction work.
On June 28, the overflow of a canal caused the flooding of the assembly plant, which halted the production of the Fit compact car and the HR-V crossover that are built in there.
At the end of July, the Japanese automaker revealed that, due to damage in the facilities, operations would resume until November.
Honda operates another plant in Jalisco which produces only HR-V vehicles along with motorcycles. This facility, located in the municipality of El Salto, built 2,311 units in July, 85% less than the 15,306 vehicles assembled between both plants during the same month of last year, according to data from the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA).