With the lockdown now resuming in China, Honda Motors has announced that their manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China is now working in full capacity. This facility was shut down from the mid of January 2020 when the outbreak of the COVID-19/Coronavirus just started. Honda Motors started their operations from the 11th of March 2020 in particular phases and now it is operational in full swing.
According to a report from Reuters, Honda Motors has made sure that the number of safety measures are taken into place to combat COVID-19. These measures include multiple temperature checkpoints placed around the facility, large posters indicating the workers to maintain distance more than one metre. The workers have to report details of their whereabouts and health conditions during the lockdown phase.
Production Targets and daily work
During the shutdown, Honda Motors just like other manufacturers have lost a lot of time and are behind schedule. To make up to the lost time, the Japanese automotive manufacturers have increased their daily production by 17 percent. Hence the production has jumped from 1060 units to 1237 units. In addition to this, the workers have been asked to work additional 1.5 hours over the regular 8 hour shift.
As we know that Wuhan was the original epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and were almost more than 3 months in complete lockdown. The gradual reopening of their borders, businesses and the manufacturing units, shows that this a big step in recovering from the current crisis. We at MyNewCar hope that such big steps can be seen all over in other countries as well and that we can recover from this phase of crisis efficiently.