The Indian wing of the Japanese two-wheeler maker Yamaha Motor India has announced that the company has decided to suspend production at two plants. The decision has been made due to the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
Yamaha has decided to stop the manufacturing operation at two plants in India: Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu). The production will be suspended from May 15 to May 31, 2021.
Yamaha has stated that the company is supporting the government in fighting against the COVID-19 virus, which has wreaked havoc across the country. Yamaha has taken this step to help the government in breaking the chain of transmission of the coronavirus.
Yamaha has also said that the company will closely work with the dealers and suppliers to mitigate the effect of the production suspension. Employees of other departments will continue to work from home for the smooth functioning of the business.
Apart from Yamaha, Honda has also suspended the production till May 15, 2021. Hero MotoCorp has also extended the suspension of production till May 16, 2021.