Business | Feb 12

Daihatsu Kyoto Factory Resumes Production for First Time Since Scandal

KYOTO, Feb 12 (News On Japan) - Daihatsu Industry has recommenced production of specific vehicle models at its Kyoto factory, marking the first resumption of operations since halting all domestic factory activities due to a misconduct scandal.

Employees began arriving at the Kyoto factory around 7 a.m. on February 12th to restart operations.

The production that has been resumed includes Toyota's "Probox" and Mazda's "Familia Van," which had their shipping suspension orders lifted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism on the 19th of last month.

This restart of production at a Daihatsu factory is the first since all domestic factories ceased operations in December of the previous year, following the revelation of fraudulent practices in certification tests.

Keita Ide, Director-General of the Corporate Headquarters, emphasized the company's commitment to regaining public trust: "We aim to thoroughly implement measures to prevent recurrence and regain the trust of everyone as soon as possible, with all employees united in this effort."

Daihatsu plans to further resume production of ten vehicle models, including the "Mira e:S," at its Oita factory on the 26th, as part of its efforts to fully recover from the fallout of last year's compliance issues and restore confidence in its manufacturing processes.

Source: ANN

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