Japan's leading automaker Nissan Motor has been able to repair some damaged facilities and/or equipment, it is still taking time to arrange delivery of parts from our suppliers, the company said in a statement.
As for the Iwaki engine plant, with aftershocks still heavily impacting the region, restoration activities are expected to take longer than at other plants.
Oppama Plant, Tochigi Plant, Yokohama Plant, Nissan Shatai are suspending operations until Sunday, March 20
Kyushu Plant, Nissan Shatai Kyushu will be resuming production on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18, while inventory of supplies lasts. However, operations after Saturday, March 19 are yet to be decided.
On the situation following the earthquake in Western Shizuoka, on Tuesday, March 15, the carmaker said JATCO's Fuji Plant and Fujinomiya Plant, which manufactures transmissions, have reported partial damage to its buildings and equipment. Operations have been suspended and damage is currently being assessed.
Support for Earthquake Relief Efforts
Including the 30,000,000 yen already committed to the NGO Japan Platform, announced on March 12, Nissan will donate more than 400,000,000 yen in cash and in-kind contributions to support earthquake relief efforts. This includes global and regional corporate donations, employee gift matching, as well as the provision of 50 vehicles to support aid agencies in the affected areas of Japan, Nissan informed.
For Expatriate employees, We have confirmed the safety of all expat employees in Japan. Currently, all business travel to Japan has been suspended. Nissan is aware that a number of national governments have recommended their citizens consider leaving the greater Tokyo area or Japan entirely. Nissan has no current plan to repatriate its foreign employees, but we are working with each employee regarding their own personal choices and fully respect their decision to stay or leave, it added.