Thailand is suffering from its worst flood in 50 years, and the scenes on the telly are sad, showing entire towns submerged in water. People have been displaced and industries paralysed. No one is spared, from hard disk drive makers like Western Digital to auto companies Honda and Toyota, plus their suppliers.

Honda’s plant in Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya, is still a large aquarium, and Toyota has stopped operations at all its three plants in Samrong, Gateway and Ban Pho due to parts shortage. Here’s an update from UMW Toyota Motor on the current situation:

With the recent flooding in Ayutthaya, Thailand, Toyota Motor Thailand Co. (TMT) has decided to halt operations at all three plants at Samrong, Gateway and Ban Pho plants due to interruption in parts supply from affected suppliers.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd would like to inform all customers, at this moment there is no interruption to the delivery of Toyota CKD (complete knocked down) and CBU (complete built-up) models retailed by the company for the month of October.

However, if the situation in Ayutthaya, Thailand continues to deteriorate, we will advise our customers on their vehicle delivery status individually.

“Our commitment to our customers remains topmost in our priority. We are closely monitoring on the parts supply situation in Thailand and will provide any updates or information in a timely manner. We sincerely hope for the quickest possible recovery and appreciate our customers and business partners understanding during these difficult times” said En. Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor.