320 Japan-Affiliated Businesses Damaged by Thai Flood, Which Has Now Breached Important Industrial Parks

Thai Flood Submerges Honda Factory
A submerged Honda factory in Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya Province, Central Thailand, October 16

320 Japan-Affiliated Businesses Damaged by Thai Flood, Which Has Now Breached Important Industrial Parks
Yomiuri Shimbun: タイ洪水、日系320社被災…主要工業団地浸水
Shūichirō Wakayama reporting from Bangkok 6:36 AM October 17, 2011

The biggest flood in the recorded history of Thailand is continuing and the disaster area widening. On the 16th, an industrial park in Ayutthaya Province, north of Bangkok, was submerged.

All 5 of the important industrial parks in the province were affected, and manufacturing equipment was gravely damaged. Flooding also extended to an area of Bangkok; the Thai government has concentrated administrative agencies and business equipment in the center of the capital, and it is expending all its energy to protect that area.

The newly submerged area includes a Factory Land in which 5 Japan-affiliated businesses, including a plating factory, were operating. As of now, 320 Japan-affiliated businesses, including Honda as well as small- and mid-sized producers of various components, are facing long-term production stoppages and chaos. American car companies which have been unharmed have still had to stop production because their component manufacturers have been knocked out of commission; the global production chain, which had just recovered from the Great Tōhoku Earthquake, has been hurt once again.

Thai Map Bangkok Ayutthaya
Ayutthara, the yellow dot, is just north of Bangkok, the inscribed dot





(2011年10月17日06時36分 読売新聞)

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