ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronCrossEye IconFacebook IconIcon FacebookGoogle Plus IconLayer 1InstagramCreated with Sketch.Linkedin IconIcon LinkedinShapeCreated with Sketch.Icon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailMenu BurgerIcon Opinion QuotePositive ArrowIcon PrintRSS IconIcon SearchSite TitleTitle ChevronTwitter IconIcon TwitterYoutube Icon
Japan-Update

Honda group's Yachiyo boosting production in China

Parts supplier responds to brisk demand from parent

Yachiyo plans to make as many as 750,000 fuel tanks annually at a plant in Wuhan, China.

TOKYO -- Yachiyo Industry will invest about 2.5 billion yen ($22.1 million) to increase production capacity of key auto parts by about 50% each at a Chinese plant, boosting supply to parent Honda Motor.

The auto parts maker will expand a plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, to increase its annual capacity of fuel tanks from about 500,000 units to around 750,000 units. Its production capacity for sunroofs will will also be raised by the same amount to 750,000 units. The newly installed facilities are expected to go online in the first half of 2019. 

The output will be sold mainly to Honda's local joint venture Dongfeng Honda Automobile, whose production volume for the January-November period of 2017 reached around 650,000 units, up 25% on the year thanks to brisk sales of the Civic sedan and other offerings. The venture plans to open a third plant in 2019.

(Nikkei)

You have {{numberReadArticles}} FREE ARTICLE{{numberReadArticles-plural}} left this month

Subscribe to get unlimited access to all articles.

Get unlimited access
NAR site on phone, device, tablet

You have {{numberReadArticles}} FREE ARTICLE{{numberReadArticles-plural}} left this month

Subscribe to get unlimited access to all articles.

3 months for $9

Get unlimited access
NAR site on phone, device, tablet

Your trial period has expired

You need a subscription to...

See all offers and subscribe

Your full access to the Nikkei Asian Review has expired

You need a subscription to:

See all offers
NAR on print phone, device, and tablet media