UPDATE 1-Nissan to halt some Japan output on Hitachi delay

* Nissan to halt some output for 3 days due to supply delay

* Production halt to affect 15,000 units
(Recasts with company announcement)

TOKYO, July 12 (BestGrowthStock) – Nissan Motor (7201.T: ), Japan’s
No.3 car maker, said on Monday it would halt part of its
production in Japan for three days, affecting 15,000 units, due
to a delay in supplies from Hitachi Ltd (6501.T: ).

Nissan said it would halt production lines at its four
factories in Japan from Wednesday after Hitachi said delivery of
engine control units had been running behind schedule due to a
delay in the supply of integrated circuits from a maker.

Nissan said production would return to normal next week and
would run on schedule until summer holidays in August.

Hitachi said it supplies the same control units to two other
Japanese automakers, adding that the delay could affect
production of several thousand more units at those firms.

It declined to name those two companies.
(Reporting by Reiji Murai, Yumiko Nishitani and Kentaro Sugiyama)

UPDATE 1-Nissan to halt some Japan output on Hitachi delay