Automobile giants halt Chennai operations

deccan chronicle  | A. ARUL PALANI

Business, Autos

Meanwhile, the two-wheeler giant TVS Motor Company on Monday decided to halt all manufacturing operations at its plants in India

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Chennai: Hyundai Motor India Ltd suspended manufacturing operations at its Chennai facility from Monday till further notice.

In a release, the South Korean multinational automotive manufacturing giant stated that the firm  is giving utmost  importance to  safety, health and hygiene of its employees, customers, business partners and the communities  in every situation.

Keeping this in mind, Hyundai Motor India Ltd will be taking the preventive counter-measure of suspending its manufacturing operations at the Chennai plant from Monday, (March 23, 2020) till further notice to stop the spread of  Covid-19. “We will await further notifications from the state government to resume plant operations”, the release stated.

In addition to the suspension, HMIL, under the Hyundai Cares Programme, has initiated various initiatives aimed at promoting safety and welfare of all its stakeholders.

Among others the firm established a 24 hour roadside assistance to customers in case of any emergency.

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The customers who are not able to avail vehicle warranty/ extended warranty/ free service due to health emergency or dealership shutdown in affected cities the HMIL will offer extended support of two months.

India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd has also  suspended manufacturing operations at its plants in Chennai, Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Faridabad (Haryana) till  March 31. 

Keeping in mind the safety, health and hygiene of our employees, customers, business partners and the community in general in the wake of Covid-19 threat,  the operations at the Chennai plant will be suspended from March 24 to March 31.

The  employees working at the head office and area offices have been provided with the option to work from home till March 31.

Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd will also be temporarily halting  operations at its manufacturing plant at Oragadam, Chennai till further notice.
A release stated that health and safety of its employees, partners and local communities are given priority.

Meanwhile, the two-wheeler giant  TVS Motor Company on Monday decided to halt all manufacturing operations at its plants in India and Indonesia till further notice to combat the spread of Coronavirus. All required employees have already been provided with work from home facility.

TVS Motor Company has assured that it will protect jobs and salaries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company also assured that, it would work closely with their dealers and suppliers and extend all support to them in the face of this unexpected difficulty.

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