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Delayed Resumption of Daihatsu Kyushu’s Operations Postponed to Mid-February

Daihatsu Kyushu, a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd., located in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, and with a factory in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, has delayed the resumption of its operations to mid-February or later. This follows a suspension of operations at four domestic automobile factories, including Daihatsu Kyushu, due to issues with national certification misconduct. On January 23, Daihatsu Motor announced that production of 22 car models, excluding some commercial vehicles, will not resume until at least February 16. This includes models such as the ‘Move’ and ‘Taft’, produced in Oita. Daihatsu Kyushu employs approximately 4,500 people across its main factory in Oita and the engine-producing Kurume facility. The company has been allocating different tasks to its employees and has suspended night shifts since January, providing furlough pay. With around 170 companies in Kyushu having significant business with Daihatsu Kyushu, concerns about compensation have been raised, and the company plans to respond carefully in coordination with parent company Daihatsu Motor. Source: NHK / Daihatsu

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Published: Jan 29, 2024 / Last Updated: Jan 29, 2024

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