INDIA LOCKDOWN: Automotive presses starter button, steel demand set to rise

The Indian automotive sector has largely resumed operations through the month of May, with Škoda Auto India and Toyota Kirloskar both announcing their return to production this week.

Škoda India has announced that it resumed production on Monday May 25 at its Aurangabad plant, initially with single-shift operation, after its Covid-19-related stoppage. At the Pune plant, the manufacturer is continuing preparations for the restart of vehicle assembly, when production of various models will gradually resume.
The state government of Maharashtra and the local authorities there have approved the restart, and both plants have implemented comprehensive safety measures, the company said.
The situation in the supply chain was easing, it added, and the availability of personnel continued to improve, so production was being ramped up to full capacity.

Toyota Kirloskar has announced the phased resumption of production at...


Carrie Bone

May 28, 2020

12:00 GMT