About two weeks ago, Subaru had to temporarily halt production at its Gunma plant in Japan due to the deadly Typhoon Hagibis which wreaked havoc in the country. While the plant (and its employees) suffered no major direct damage from the typhoon itself, the plant's suppliers were affected by widespread flooding, resulting in a shortage of parts.
Now, Subaru has officially announced that they have restarted factory operations at the Gunma, Yajima and Oizumi plants. However, the company did say that they are still studying and consolidating financial performance data due to the temporary cease of production. Subaru is hopeful that by resuming operations, they will be able to meet target demands and be able to deliver pending units to their customers.
The Gunma plant employs around 4,521 employees and produces the Levorg, Impreza, XV, WRX, and the BRZ. Meanwhile, the Yajima factory has 3,136 employees and builds the Legacy, Outback, Impreza XV, and the Forester. The Oizumi plant, on the other hand, employs 2,797 workers and is a dedicated engine and transmission plant.
Subaru Corporation once again extends its deepest condolences to those that were affected by Typhoon Hagibis. Besides causing landslides and widespread flooding, it has also resulted in the death of at least 73 people in Japan, as well as causing millions of Yen in damages.