It looks likely that Japanese automakers will suspend production at their manufacturing facilities in Thailand for at least a month, following the chaos brought about by the massive flooding that has hit the country.

According to the Nikkei, in addition to Honda, whose assembly plant there was inundated by the floods, both Toyota and Nissan – which were not hit directly by floods – will take at least a month to resume operations, according to sources.

Toyota and Nissan have currently shut down their plants due to parts shortages – the companies are looking to restart operations as quickly as possible, sending workers from Japan to assist. Given that the cluster of autoparts suppliers in Thailand are likewise affected by the floods, however, both companies will probably be forced to revise their production plans, just as Honda already has.

About 20 parts suppliers which Nissan works with in the kingdom have stopped operations; the company is sending employees from its procurement and production divisions in Japan to Thailand early this week to seek alternative sources of supply.

Elsewhere, Toyota – which halted production in Thailand last Monday – has dispatched a support team that is working to get production rolling again, and has also asked major parts suppliers in Japan to increase output of parts for models being built in the country.