Friday, 8 July 2011
Japanese car industry to recover the effect of the tsunami
PRODUCER Japanese cars are now starting to recover from the negative effects of the destruction following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast Japan last March. Deputy Chairman UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, Takashi Hibi, said that car production is beginning to be able to overcome delays in production as experienced in the period April to May following the disruption of operations.
"We are beginning to be a recovery path by June," he said after a dialogue between the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Japan in ASEAN (FJCCIA) and Secretary General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Hibi, who is also chairman FJCCIA, said in April, Japanese companies have factories in ASEAN had to slow down the operation because of the disaster triggered disruption of supply chains around the world. The situation was, he said, the issue of Japanese cars in the period April to May and a decrease in global.