JCB India announced a 10-day break in all manufacturing facilities in India late Friday. The company has cited the rising number of Covid-19 cases for this temporary suspension.
Deepak Shetty, CEO and General Manager of JCB India, said: “With the increased rate of infection around us, the health and safety of our colleagues and their families has become even more important. We have decided to cease production for 10 days from May 1, 2021. This is a precautionary measure and applies to all of our manufacturing facilities in Ballabgarh, Pune and Jaipur. “
The company said it had sufficient inventory to meet demand for products during this hiatus. “We see no challenges in the availability of JCB products for our customers in India or for our export markets. All functions for customers and dealers work normally and comply with local guidelines. Because of this pause, product support for devices used by our customers will not be interrupted, ”the company said in a statement.
JCB has a dealer network with over 700 branches across India. “It is important to break the chain of infection. Most of our people in our offices are already working from home, and this temporary interruption in manufacturing activities will help reduce the active number of cases in and around our manufacturing facilities, ”said Shetty.
JCB India manufactures over 60 products in nine product categories, which are sold in India and also exported to over 110 countries. The company has the largest design center outside the UK in Pune, where it develops new technologies for the future.