Automobile manufacturers around the world have been shutting down plant operations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, FCA India, Volvo and more manufacturers have already suspended operations in the country till March 31, 2020. Now the Volkswagen Group in India too joins this bandwagon. The announcement comes amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that gripped the globe and the unprecedented hike in cases have forced authorities to lock down several states in India and impose Section 144 to further curb the spread of the pandemic.
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited said in a statement that the company is adhering to guidelines and advisories from government authorities while implementing all possible measures to ensure the safety of its employees and the community at large.
Volkswagen Group further elaborated, ” As a precautionary measure the company has decided to temporarily suspend all production, and on-site operations across India until 31st of March 2020. Employees in non-production locations will continue to work from home to ensure business continuity.” The company will continue to provide assistance to its customers.