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Thailand flood: Honda to scrap over 1,000 cars

Thailand flood: Honda to scrap over 1,000 cars

Wed, Dec 28 2011 13:03 IST | 270 Views
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Bangkok, Dec 28

Honda Automobile (Thailand) has kicked off a programme to scrap a total of 1055 cars that were affected by the flood in its plant in central Thailand, the company has announced.

The cars included 217 units of Brio, 213 units of Jazz, 353 units of City, 150 units of Civic, 91 units of Accord, 30 units of CR-V and 1 unit of Freed.

"We made every effort to protect our plant, but with the massive amount of flood water... 1,055 vehicles that remained in the plant were finally damaged by the flood," Pitak Pruittisarikorn, executive vice president of Honda Thailand, told a press conference Tuesday.

According to Pitak, the process of scrapping the cars, which is expected to be finished within one month, had stringent controls to ensure that it was done in an environmentally-responsible way, reported Xinhua.

The programme was a reflection of Honda's commitment to delivering the "highest quality" to its customers, Pitak added: "We will not sell any of the damaged cars to customers, or reuse any of the parts".

To ensure transparency, the vehicle identification numbers of all the cars will be made public on the website of Honda (Thailand).

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