JCB India Halts Production For 10 Days Due To Rising Cases Of COVID-19

Mobility Outlook Bureau
01 May 2021
01:00 PM
1 Min Read

The company has cited the rising number of COVID cases for this temporary suspension.


Earthmoving and Construction Equipment major, JCB India has announced a 10-day pause across all its manufacturing facilities in India from May 1, 2021. The company has cited the rising number of COVID cases for this temporary suspension.

Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India said, “Due to an increase in the infection rate around us, the health and safety of our colleagues and their families have become even more important. We have decided to pause manufacturing operations for 10 days, starting the 1st of May 2021. This is a precautionary measure and applies to all our manufacturing locations at Ballabgarh, Pune and Jaipur.”

The company said sufficient inventory levels have been built to support the demand for its 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. There will be no disruption in product support for equipment being used by our customers due to this pause,” Shetty further said. 

JCB has a wide dealership network with over 700 outlets across India. The company has invested significantly in digital technology across its operations, and customers can get door delivery for their parts requirement if they place an order online or through the company’s mobile application. 

Shetty said JCB’s advanced telematics technology helps customers manage their fleet and get alerts on service, operations and the security of their machines on their mobile devices.

He further added, “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.”

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