Earlier this month, Honda Malaysia reported that there was a fire incident at their supplier’s warehouse (Nistrans Malaysia) in Melaka. Nistrans Malaysia provides logistics and warehouse management services to Honda Malaysia. Their warehouse stores all of Honda’s CKD parts.
Apparently, 90% of the 130,000 sq.ft. warehouse was damaged and an estimated 2,500 units of Honda CKD parts were affected by the fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties and no one was injured in the incident. It took our Bomba boys 5 hours to put out the fire.
Due to this incident, Honda’s No. 1 Line had to halt production for 4 days while the production at the No. 2 Line was affected for 6 days. Currently, the production on both lines have resumed. The company will monitor the parts supply situation and analyse its impact on the production schedule.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Malaysia Mr. Yoichiro Ueno said, “We are very sorry to hear about the fire and the loss experienced by our supplier. We are currently working closely with Nistrans to assist in any way possible. Rest assured that we at Honda are working hard and doing all that we can to minimise the impact of this unforeseen circumstance towards our customers.”
Investigations are still being carried out at the warehouse, thus the company will continue its efforts in confirming the overall impact of the fire incident on its production and carefully examine the situation.