Royal Enfield Halts Production Due To Covid-19
All its manufacturing facilities will stay shut between May 13 and May 16, 2021
Royal Enfield, like most other two-wheeler manufacturers, has decided to temporarily halt production across all its factories due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Operations at the company’s Thiruvottiyur, Oragadam, and Vallam Vadagal facilities will remain suspended from May 13 to May 16, 2021. The move is an attempt to break the chain of the virus and ensure the safety of its employees.
Besides, thanks to the localised lockdowns, which have already impacted retail sales, the company does not foresee significant ramifications of its decision to stall operations temporarily. Royal Enfield will continue working with its suppliers and dealers to manage inventories to avoid stockpiling. This will not only aid the overall distribution process but also mitigate losses to an extent.
Royal Enfield says that this downtime will be used to carry out maintenance activities. Its employees across offices (including corporate offices in Chennai and Gurgaon) will be working from home till further notice.
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Once the localised lockdowns are lifted, one can expect two-wheeler companies to swing into action once again. As a matter of fact, Royal Enfield has a number of launches lined up for the Indian market, including those of the 2021 Classic 350, Hunter 350, a classic Cruiser, and a Bobber named Shotgun.