New Delhi: Leading earthmoving and construction equipment manufacturer JCB India on Friday said that it will halt all its operations due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
The company in a release said, “JCB India today announced a 10-day pause across all its manufacturing facilities in India. The company has cited the rising number of COVID cases for this temporary suspension.”
The plants in Ballabgarh, Pune, and Jaipur will remain closed for 10 days from today as a precautionary measure, the company said.
According to Deepak Shetty, CEO and managing director of JCB India, sufficient inventory levels have been built to support the demand for the company’s products during this period.
“We do not foresee any challenges in the availability of JCB products for our customers in India or for our export markets. All our customer and dealer-facing functions will operate normally, while adhering to local guidelines,” he said.
He further added that there will be no disruption in product support for equipment being used by our customers due to this pause.
Started as a as a joint venture in 1979, the company currently has a wide dealership network with over 700 outlets across India. It manufactures over 60 products in nine product categories, and also exports to over 110 countries.
““It is important to break the chain of the infection. Most of our employees in our offices are already working from home and this temporary pause of manufacturing activities will further help in lowering the active number of cases in and around our manufacturing facilities,” Shetty added.