TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor Corp. said today it halted production at three of its plants in Japan after an explosion at a factory operated by one of its suppliers disrupted its supply chain.
Suzuki said the stoppage at three of its factories in eastern Japan was due to a shortage of parts from braking products maker Aisin Advics, which reported an explosion at one of its plants earlier this week.
The automaker said it would resume production on Monday.
Toyota Motor Corp., whose supply chain was also disrupted by the explosion, restarted all of its domestic production lines affected by parts shortages today, including those at its Motomachi and Takaoka plants in Aichi Prefecture.
Aisin Advics is majority owned by Toyota group supplier Aisin Seiki Co.