Feb 11, 2020

Nissan to shut Japan factory due to shortage of Chinese parts

Nissan is the latest car maker to temporarily shut one of its factories as it can't get parts from China. Hyundai temporarily closed its factories in South Korea last week due to a shortage of Chinese parts. China is the world's manufacturing powerhouse and a major part of the global supply chain for the automotive industry, making key parts and components. Last week, Fiat Chrysler said it was considering halting production at one of its European plants due to difficulty in sourcing parts from China. In a statement, Nissan said: "Due to supply shortages of parts from China, Nissan Kyushu in Japan will carry out temporary production adjustments on February 14 and 17." It stressed there was no impact on its other Japanese factories.

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