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Honda closes auto production plant in Philippines

Christian Fernsby |
The Philippine unit of Honda Motor said today its production facility will shut down next month.

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Honda has seen its profitability decline by more than half in the past two years, led by a series of quality related issues.

In a statement, Honda Cars Philippines said its production plant south of the capital Manila will cease operations next month. But automobile sales and after sales services will continue through Honda's regional network.

“To meet Honda’s customer needs in the Philippines for reasonably priced and good quality products, Honda considered efficient allocation and distribution of resources,” the company said.

Production will focus on other hubs in Asia and Oceania, it added.

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