Takata says to add two lines at Mexico plant to meet recall needs

Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:17pm EST
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Takata Corp (7312.T: Quote) said on Friday it would add two new production lines at its Monclova factory in Mexico to meet replacement demand for air bag inflators at the center of a recall of millions of vehicles worldwide.

A spokeswoman at Takata said she could not disclose the scope of the capacity increase, adding that it had been planned before the expansion of a Takata-related recall by top customer Honda Motor Co (7267.T: Quote) on Thursday.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Displays of Takata Corp are pictured at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo in this file photo taken November 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files