The COVID-19 has had massive detrimental impacts throughout the world and India is no different. In this scenario, prominent automobile companies in India have taken the decision to temporarily suspend manufacturing operations at their plants.
Automobile Companies in India reacting to COVID-19 outbreak
Companies like Maruti Suzuki India, Honda Cars, Fiat. Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle, and Scooter India, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. have all shut down manufacturing and production at their respective plants. All four plants of Bajaj Auto at Akurdi, Chakan, Aurangabad, and Pantnagar will be non-operational for the next two months. Royal Enfield has also walked down the same path by shutting down its manufacturing plants in Chennai, along with its R&D center and dealership zones across India.
Hyundai Motor India released a statement last night mentioning, “The company will be taking the preventive counter-measure of suspending its manufacturing operations at the Chennai facility from March 23 till further notice to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a global pandemic.”
Hyundai Motor India Retweeted:
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor has halted the production of vehicles at all its facilities across India. The form has also extended Work from Home facility to all its employees.
As a precautionary measure to stop the spreading of the dreaded COVID-19, the Government of India has ordered a strict lockdown in 80 districts across the country.
It seems that prominent automobile companies operating in India are aligned with the intentions of the government. Chairman Anand Mahindra recently assured that the Mahindra Group will work on manufacturing ventilators to help medical organizations across India. He also offered the government to use Mahindra Group’s hospitality arm in this crunch medical situation.
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