in Automotive News Europe, by Hans Greimel, 24-03-2020
In announcing the move on Tuesday, Mazda said it hoped to make up the lost production in the July-September quarter. The company said it needed to dial back production to adjust to difficulties in sourcing parts, a sudden plunge in sales and uncertainty about the future.
Mazda also said it would shut down its Mexico assembly plant for 10 days from March 25 and suspend work at its Thailand factory for about 10 days starting March 30.
Mazda’s announcement came just a day after Toyota said it would suspend operations at five assembly plants in Japan to match output to falling global demand.