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Honda's Celaya plant. Honda's Celaya plant.

Flooding cost Honda US $442 million at its Celaya plant

Operations will resume in full next month

Flooding cost the Japanese auto maker Honda US $422 million at its Celaya, Guanajuato, plant in June.

After the Laja River burst its banks it flooded the neighboring industrial park and neighborhoods, including the entire 400-hectare Honda assembly plant.

Production was suspended the same day.

The company announced yesterday that full operations won’t resume until November 17.

A part of the plant dedicated to the manufacture of transmission boxes has been operating at full capacity since July 9.

Honda México said none of its workers have lost work as a result of the flooding. Instead, they have been occupied with clean-up and repair work.

Besides transmission boxes, the Celaya plant also builds engines and the Honda Fit.

Source: El Financiero (sp)

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