INDIA LOCKDOWN: Indian automotive sector announces pandemic-related shutdowns

The 2019-nCoV coronavirus pandemic has led to parts of the Indian automotive sector closing down its operations, Fastmarkets heard this week.

Some sector participants did so even before the country’s government announced on Tuesday that it was imposing a 21-day lockdown from that day.
Germany-based carmaker BMW has confirmed that its plant in Chennai will be closed from March 23 to March 31.
Japan’s Honda informed its workers on March 22 that it would suspend production at its manufacturing plants in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Tapukara over the same period.

Hyundai Motor India has announced closures at...


Carrie Bone

March 26, 2020

15:40 GMT