Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has announced that it will halt production at all four of its factories, temporarily.
Production will be suspended for 15 days
Honda will use this opportunity to carry out maintenance
Company to review its production plan in the subsequent months
Owing to the current severe situation on account of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns across the country, Honda has announced a temporary halt of its production operations. This includes the company’s plants at Manesar in Haryana, Tapukara in Rajasthan, Narsapura in Karnataka and Vithalapur in Gujarat.
Production will be suspended from May 1 to May 15, 2021. Honda has said that it will utilise this halt to conduct annual plant maintenance activities. The Japanese manufacturer added that it would be reviewing its production plan depending on the evolving situation with the pandemic and market recovery. It has said that its office associates will continue to work from home to maintain business continuity, while extending all possible support to customers and business partners.
Honda was one of the few two-wheeler companies in India to post a positive sales growth in March 2021, with 3,95,037 units sold, up 61 percent year-on-year (March 2020 sales: 2,45,716 units). Bucking the industry trend, Honda closed FY2021 with total sales of 47,06,572 units, up 15.6 percent from the 40,73,182 units in FY2020. Honda two-wheelers India also exported 16,000 vehicles in March 2021.
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