Major automotive suppliers Aisin Seiki and JATCO have had to suspend production following Japan’s 9.0 earthquake and killer tsunami that rocked the island nation March 11, with Aisin warning customers to prepare for potential parts shortages. “Due to this disaster, we have infrastructure disruptions at present in the surrounding regions, and anticipate consequent production and delivery delays in a matter of days,” says a message sent to customers by Aisin and obtained by Ward’s. “We ...

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