Due to surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, commercial vehicle manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, has announced that it will scale down its operations in the month of May. The Company has decided that all units will only be operational for seven to 15 days in the month of May, and will remain shut for the rest.
With slow growth in demand in the automobile space, the operations at the plants have been scaled down. Ashok Leyland is the sixth automobile company to scale down operations in India. Earlier, Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Maruti Suzuki India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and MG Motor also temporarily closed units, due to a steep rise in the COVID 19 cases.
Meanwhile, the Company will continue to work on meeting the requirements of defence vehicles and ensure support to commercial vehicle portfolio for enabling smooth movement of essential goods and services.
The Company remains committed to the wellbeing of its workforce, their families and all stakeholders, including customers, dealers and suppliers. The safety of employees and staff is the centre of focus for the Company amidst these trying times.
Ashok Leyland is also closely monitoring the vaccination drive at the firm and is ensuring that all procedures are followed properly.