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Old 23rd March 2020, 11:00   #1
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Carmakers including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and Toyota have decided to temporarily halt production amidst the coronavirus crisis.

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Maruti Suzuki has halted production and office operations at its Gurugram and Manesar units in Haryana state. The company's R&D facility in Rohtak has also been shut down until further notice.

Hyundai has shut down its production facility in Chennai for an indefinite period, starting March 23, 2020. Mahindra has also decided to suspend manufacturing operations at its Nagpur, Chakan (Pune) and Kandivali (Mumbai) plants.

Similarly, Toyota has also decided to temporarily halt production at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka until further notice. The carmaker has also expanded 'Work From Home' for all its employees in its Regional SBUs (Strategic Business Units) in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Bangalore.

Tata Motors will be scaling down operations at its Pune plant by the end of Monday, March 23, 2020 and will be ready for a complete closure by the end of Tuesday. If required, the facility will remain closed till March 31, 2020.

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Default Halt on automobile production : Auto companies to shutdown to contain corona virus

India's second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd, two and three wheeler makers TVS Motor Company Ltd, Eicher Motors Ltd and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd have announced closure of their plants in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.



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India's second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd, two and three wheeler makers TVS Motor Company Ltd, Eicher Motors Ltd and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd have announced closure of their plants in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.
My uncle (a 35 year veteran at TVS in Hosur) was telling me last week that a shutdown of their plant would be inevitable from the time any interstate borders are closed. The TVS Hosur plant is a merely few 100 metres away from the Karnatake-Tamil Nadu border. A lot of their staff commute to work from the Karnataka side. And now? Only materials are permitted to pass the border and people aren't allowed to move across it. The plant obviously cannot function without a bulk of their staff.
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Default Renault-Nissan suspends car production until further notice

Renault-Nissan India has decided to temporarily halt operations at its manufacturing plant from March 24, 2020 until further notice.

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Operations at Renault-Nissan's Oragadam facility near Chennai will be shut down to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The decision was taken to safeguard its workforce from the infection.

According to Renault, it has implemented several preventive measures across all its offices, dealerships and manufacturing facility and has taken steps to increase awareness. All employees at Corporate and Regional offices including Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune will continue to work from home.

Renault India will continue offer 24X7 roadside assistance to customers during this period.

Renault, Nissan and Datsun models are assembled at the Oragadam factory. The plant has an annual production capacity of 4,00,000 units.

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Default Kia temporarily shuts down car production

Kia Motors has decided to suspend all its operations in India to contain the spread of Covid-19. Production at its manufacturing unit at Anantapur will be stopped until further notice.

Kia dealerships will continue to cater to customer requirements via digital channels. The carmaker has said that it will ensure deliveries are not delayed and service requirements of customers are attended to.

The Kia Seltos and Carnival are built at the Anantapur unit. The upcoming Sonet sub-4 meter SUV will also be built at this plant.

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Mahindra, Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz India, Volkswagen India and Bajaj Auto all shut down their Chakan plants.

https://www.autocarpro.in/news-natio...erations-55956



Yamaha Motor India shuts down all 3 plants

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The question is, who the hell is operating a car factory as of today? We should name them & shame them.

If press releases are anything to go by, I haven't received any from Audi, BMW, Ford, MG, Skoda & VW yet. I just hope it's a matter of not announcing a closure (versus running the factory silently).
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The question is, who the hell is operating a car factory as of today? We should name them & shame them.
The answer is MV Agusta.

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If press releases are anything to go by, I haven't received any from Audi, BMW, Ford, MG, Skoda & VW yet. I just hope it's a matter of not announcing a closure (versus running the factory silently).
I think VW have, pls refer to my post above.

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I haven't received any from Audi, BMW, Ford, MG, Skoda & VW yet. I just hope it's a matter of not announcing a closure (versus running the factory silently).
Thanks to a Team-BHP Fan (who prefers to stay anonymous) for sending this information in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing it with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP page!

Ford has indeed shut its factory:
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Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited :

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As a precautionary measure the company has decided to temporarily suspend all production, and on-site operations across India until 31st of March 2020. Employees in non-production locations will continue to work from home to ensure business continuity
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The BMW Chennai plant will remain closed with immediate effect along with showrooms.

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For the well-being of employees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home has been implemented across BMW Group offices in India with immediate effect. Business continuity is to be ensured across all functions while adhering to all government directives and necessary safety measures. Across the BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad dealerships in India, staff will work from home to offer services to customers. After sales and breakdown services staff will operate as per the local government directives and will be functional with limitations. All showrooms are presently closed and will reopen as per local government advisory

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The Wolfsburg-based automaker released a short video on YouTube which promotes social distancing, one of the World Health Organization’s most powerful tools against the spread of the coronavirus globally.



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Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces liquidity support for dealer partners.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced that it will help the company's dealer partners with liquidity assistance for approximately 38 to 75 days during the coronavirus crisis, based on individual dealer overheads.

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The automaker said the package, named as 'COVID Package', ranges from the immediate settlement of any dealer claims to inventory interest subsidy for vehicles in stock, spare parts payment deferment etc.

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Carmakers including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and Toyota have decided to temporarily halt production amidst the coronavirus crisis.
Thanks to a person for sharing this info. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has got permission to start production at its Manesar facility in a single shift. Manesar is in non-containment zone. Permission is only for 600 workers to work in a single shift.


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Maruti Suzuki India Limited has got permission to start production at its Manesar facility in a single shift.
Maruti will not be starting production as some of their ancillary suppliers are either in red zone or containment zones. Details here
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MARUTI SUZUKI and HYUNDAI to restart production in May.

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To ensure all hygiene and social distancing norms are adhered to, the Maruti and Hyundai plants will initially operate only at 20 to 30 per cent capacity, and then ramp up production as markets across the country open up and restrictions are lifted.
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Maruti Suzuki to make 45,000 cars in May which should then increase to 65,000 in June, if restrictions lift enough. The Japanese carmaker usually produces 1.5 lakh cars a month at its facility usually, across three shifts. Hyundai will produce 12,500 to 13,000 units at its plant in Chennai and gradually ramp up to the 60,000 cars that it usually makes each month.

The report suggests that Maruti Suzuki will focus on its more affordable models first.

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