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Honda production in Swindon disrupted by shortage of parts

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image captionIt's the third time in two months that production at Honda's Swindon plant has been disrupted

Production is being disrupted at Honda's Swindon factory for the second time this year.

The Japanese car manufacturer said a shortage of parts meant some of the factory would shut down from 18 to 21 January.

At the start of this month a two-day shutdown was blamed on "global supply delays".

The factory, which employs around 3,000 people, will close permanently in July.

In a statement Honda UK said the latest issue was caused by a shortage of semi-conductors, part of electronic systems used in vehicles.

"The situation is currently being monitored with a view to restarting production on Friday, 22 January," it added.

Honda's Swindon site, which produced around 150,000 new cars per year is where the current Civic and Civic Type R models are produced.

Work was also halted in December because of congestion at ports caused by stockpiling.

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