Dec. 27 - Honda is scrapping more than 1,000 cars damaged in Thailand's massive flooding. Lindsey Parietti reports.
Metal claws cut into this Honda, crumpling the roof like paper. The company is destroying cars damaged by floods at a Thailand plant, where water reached up to three metres in October. Honda said its scrapping process is environmentally friendly, including recycling aluminium and rubber parts. As this car is reduced to a compact cube of metal and glass, lines of muddy vehicles await the same fate. Honda executives said they are making good on a promise not to sell flood-damaged parts or cars. (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT PITAK PRUITTISARIKORN SAYING: "Honda has promised to deliver high quality to its customers. Today, we invite all eyewitnesses as we destroy 1,055 cars that were damaged by the flooding." Honda employs 7,000 people and produces 240,000 vehicles each year in Thailand. Lindsey Parietti, Reuters