Honda Malaysia announced today that production at its Alor Gajah plant will resume full output of two shifts by 1 August. Not only that, the Melaka plant will also try to boost production by operating additional hours on weekdays and Saturdays to catch up with the shortage of supply from April through July.

“Honda associates in Japan have worked tirelessly with our suppliers since the disaster in March to recover the supply of component parts from Japan. Hence, we are pleased to announce that we are able to resume full production much earlier than previously expected,” said Honda Malaysia MD and CEO Yoichiro Ueno.

Ueno also added that HM will resume taking new bookings of the Insight Hybrid from today (1 June), after suspending order taking on 7 April. The RM99,800 CBU from Japan Insight has been a hit since Honda launched it at KLIMS 2010 – Honda sold 1,830 units of it in the first quarter of 2011.