Honda Motor Co. said a cyber-attack has disrupted its internal network and brought some factories around the world to a standstill.
Production has been halted at car factories in Ohio and Turkey, as well as at motorcycle plants in India and South America, and the company is working to fix systems, spokesman Hidenori Takeyasu said. Japanese operations weren’t affected and Honda’s other plants in the U.S. have resumed manufacturing.
The disruption comes as manufacturers have shut some offices and plants and let staff work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese carmakers have slowly started to ramp up production around the world after countries gradually began lifting lockdown measures put in place to halt the spread of the pandemic. Honda resumed operations in the U.S. May 11, and had planned to reopen its U.K. plant this week.
Production at the factory in Swindon, England will restart on Wednesday, two days later than planned, a person familiar with the situation said.
Honda said in an updated statement that there’s no indication of an information breach and the impact on business will be minimal.