As it is the second-largest vehicle manufacturer, Hyundai has now announced to
reopen its factory based in Tamil Nadu from 6 May for the commencement of production
of vehicles from next week.
This has been due to the relaxations that the government has imposed on the
lockdown. Major financial and other activities have begun to be back in action in the
green and orange zones. Factories producing cars like Hyundai had to shut down
from March 22 for the union and the state government had announced the lockdown
all over the country so as to contain the spread of COVID 19 pandemic.
The company was in the time is working with the suppliers for the creation of
standard operating procedures once they are opened after the lockdown ends.
It was being reported that after the lockdown was announced both the leading car
maker companies of India were planning the production of more units along with
their respective suppliers. Hyundai has said to be making 12,000 to 13,000 units till
May while Maruti Suzuki has been saying to manufacture 45,000 units of the
vehicles by the end of May .both the factories came up with the plan internally.
“Welcoming the announcement by the central and the state government as a fillip for
restarting the economic activity Hyundai Motors India Limited has planned to restart
its preparatory operations in the factory based at Irungattukottai on May 6, 2020, while
adhering to the guidelines laid by the authority,” said the spokesperson from Hyundai
While both the companies are planning to take action and use their relaxations
wisely, a new entrant MG Motors already started manufacturing new units from April
As a responsible corporate citizen, Hyundai has made a detail-oriented plan for
proper sanitation of all of its facilities and well being of its employees. The company
confirms proper nad complete adherence to the safety guidelines laid by the
government for doing so and the local authorities”.
Some of the smaller vehicle manufacturing companies are yet to take a call on this to
start production by the mid or end may as there is less demand among the people of
domestic and global markets. as of the statement made by the industrial experts the
leading to companies are having less than 10 days for the inventory of Bharat stage
6 emission norms compliant vehicles and hence want to commence the production
of newer units as soon as possible.