Japanese auto major Nissan Motors is committed to making all efforts to support the restoration of the areas impacted by the earthquake, with sincere hopes that relief and recovery progresses as quickly as possible, the carmaker said in a statement.

The following is an official update to on the impact of the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami on Nissan and the facilities of our affiliated companies:

Forecast on future production

As the delivery of parts will still take some time to be fully reestablished, our plants, except for the Iwaki engine plant, will be partially operational. As for the Iwaki engine plant, aftershocks are still heavily impacting the region, but as infrastructure such as electricity and water are gradually being reestablished, restoration of the facility is accelerating. Our operations schedule will be as follows:

 * Oppama Plant, Tochigi Plant, Kyushu Plant, Yokohama Plant, Nissan Shatai, Nissan Shatai Kyushu

 Production will continue as follows:

* Production of parts for overseas manufacturing and repair parts. (Based on parts availability from suppliers.)

* Vehicle production will also continue while inventory of supplies lasts.

* Iwaki Plant: Continuing restoration activities on buildings and equipment which began this week. Meanwhile, employees who were on standby are asked to come to work and assist restoration activities, except for those participating in local volunteer activities.

Supplier Support

Based on requests from some suppliers, Nissan has started to support restoration activities, and is prepared to provide any further support as requested.