Wednesday, March 30

Fears grow as Japan parts supply, power is missing

MADRID/PARIS - from Apple Inc.'s new iPad, Chevrolet the global manufacturing supply chain and the impact of the earthquake pick-ups, concern is spreading down in Japan's last week.

Plant turnarounds of Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis threaten supplies of everything from semiconductors, auto parts for manufacturers around the world.

Even where operate factories in Japan, power outages, shortage of fuel and raw materials and ruptured logistics mean that products and parts face get delays to customers.

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Honda Motor Co, said on Friday, it had expanded halt production in Japan, where it's more than one-fifth of the cars for another three days to next Wednesday.

And in a sign that European manufacturers are also starting feel the squeeze, automaker Renault and Opel warned, she would have to reduce production.

Opel, the European arm of General Motors, a 24-hour production stop for next Monday called and an eight-hour stop Spain, due to the lack of an electronic item, which had come not from Japan next Friday at the plant in Zaragoza. Trade unions say that about 2,400 cars will not be during the suspension.

Renault said it would output at the plant in Busan, South Korea, 15 to 20 percent after interruptions in Japanese provides that concern mainly the Renault owned Samsung SM7. The factory produces usually 20 000 vehicles per month.

A Renault spokesman said "Production per cent, according to 3000 of less cars, should be around 15 to 20". "We hope that a solution be found quickly."

Japan's grip on the global electronics supply chain caused concern. The world's third largest economy exported 7.2 trillion yen ($ 91.3 billion) worth of electronic parts in the last year according to Mirae asset securities.

"Should the crisis Japan be extended, I expect a lack of electronic parts in the second quarter," James song said analyst at Daewoo securities, realizing Japan provides 57% of the worldwide wafer, used in mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices to the chips.

Apple can IOS bottlenecks of the key parts for his newly released 2, according to research firm IHS iSuppli face.

Some parts of the new version of the popular iPad Tablet PC be music and video on the device from Japan, including the battery and flash memory to store used.

Toshiba Corp., one of the companies that the NAND flash memory in the iPad 2, IHS used iSuppli's research produced just close a flash memory device in Japan and warned that there could be difficulties getting raw materials.

Memory chip industry Tracker DRAMeXchange said that there was a panic increase in NAND flash spot prices and a 5 to 15 percent increase in the contract had seen average sales price. It said the earthquake expected worldwide NAND flash to reduce supply by up to 4 percent in the second quarter of the amount of available memory.

Goldman Sachs warned potential bottlenecks in the delivery of silicon wafers, conductive film in LCD circuits used and resin for connecting chips with Boards--products of Japanese companies such as Shin-ETSU and divisions of Sony, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi.

In France, the head of a small electronics firm, which aims, with Apple Tablet market compete by cheap devices for emerging markets, warned against a domino effect on China.

"We have can be some of our Chinese partners in the country exposed to direct suppliers in Japan but," said ARCHOS Chief Executive Henri Crohas.

Japan's top automakers such as Toyota Motor Co., and Nissan Motor Co fighting issue in the midst of a shortage of parts, work, and makes to restart.

GM said it temporarily a pickup truck plant in Louisiana, would idle, where it builds models, due to parts of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

"As all global automakers, we are the events in Japan still closely to determine which lead the effects," GM said in a statement on Thursday.

North American Edition is likely be affected, unless again their plants revive and send parts for 10 days, Wolfe racial & co analyst Tim Denoyer said Japanese suppliers in a note.

Japanese company Jamco which makes galleys for the long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner, said face could it delays due to the tight gasoline supply.

Airline industry body IATA said Japan produced 3 to 4 percent of the global jet fuel supply and part of this capacity was warned lost. "This restriction to supply could lead higher jet fuel prices," he said.

Lufthansa Cargo, moving, electronics, liquid crystals for flat-screen displays and Pharma from Japan, said that it be forced perhaps some cancel flights next week.

"The booking situation from Germany is good and Japan, it is always still pretty well," said a spokesman. "But it is slowly getting that production in Japan is."

Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin manufacturer, has suffered disturbance in the Koriyama plant, where only 10 percent of the normal 100-member staff still on site. Novo said it continues to insulin of Koriyama send and distribution centers were well equipped.

GlaxoSmithKline said its drug factory in Imaichi smaller losses suffered had and was expecting that it soon resume action, but the company. In the same area, the situation at a plant in Utsunomiya was Switzerland Roche evaluation, which had suspended production and would examine problems of supply chain. It said that was not affected by serious damage.

Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters.

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