The nation’s main producer of earthmoving and development tools, JCB India, introduced on Friday that it was suspending operations for 10 days throughout all its manufacturing amenities in within the counrty. The corporate cited the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances as the rationale for this pause.

“Attributable to a rise within the an infection fee round us, the well being and security of our colleagues and their households has change into much more essential. We have now determined to pause manufacturing operations for 10 days, beginning Could 1, 2021. This can be a precautionary measure and applies to all our manufacturing areas at Ballabgarh, Pune and Jaipur,” mentioned Deepak Shetty, chief govt officer and managing director, JCB India.

The corporate mentioned it had enough stock ranges to assist the demand for merchandise throughout this pause interval.

“We don’t foresee any challenges within the availability of JCB merchandise for our prospects in India or for our export markets. All our buyer and supplier dealing with capabilities will function usually, whereas adhering to native pointers. There will probably be no disruption in product assist for tools being utilized by our prospects attributable to this pause,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement.

JCB has a dealership community with over 700 retailers throughout India.

“It is very important break the chain of the an infection. Most of our workers in our workplaces are already working from residence and this short-term pause of Manufacturing actions will additional assist in decreasing the lively variety of circumstances in and round our manufacturing amenities,” Shetty mentioned.

JCB India manufactures over 60 merchandise in 9 product classes, that are offered in India and in addition exported to over 110 international locations. The corporate has the most important design centre exterior of the UK in Pune the place it develops new applied sciences for the longer term.

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