New Delhi, March 22, 2020: In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure safety and well-being of all its associates, Honda Cars India Ltd. today informed its associates and suppliers that production operations at both its manufacturing plants in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Tapukara, Rajasthan will be temporarily suspended from 23rd Mar till 31st Mar 2020.
HCIL Associates working in corporate offices, including zonal and regional locations for all functions will primarily work from home, except for those involved in running essential services that require physical presence or minimal staffing for a few critical activities while abiding by the government regulations.
The company’s leadership will closely review the situation and the next course of action will be taken accordingly. The current intention is to restart production on 1st April 2020, however, this will be dependent upon advice from Government / health authorities, and market and supply conditions.
HCIL’s risk management committee has been monitoring the situation for the last several weeks and implementing multiple preventive measures in all its office and manufacturing premises to ensure safety and well-being of all associates while increasing awareness at individual level to help contain the spread of the virus. All Honda dealerships across India have also been asked to implement mandatory protocol while interacting with customers for prevention of the virus spread.
Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India said, “In these trying times, health, safety, and well-being of our associates, their families, and community at large is of utmost importance. We standby them during this tough phase and urge everyone to take all possible measures to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further. Social distancing is the need of the hour. We can overcome the pandemic if we collectively show restraint, resolution, and responsibility.”
About Honda Cars India Ltd
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, was established in December 1995 with a commitment to provide Honda’s latest passenger car models and technologies, to the Indian customers. The company’s product range includes Honda Jazz, Honda Amaze, Honda WR-V, Honda BR-V, Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda CR-V which are all manufactured in India. The Accord Hybrid is sold as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) imported from Thailand. Honda’s models are strongly associated with advanced design and technology, apart from their established qualities of durability, reliability and fuel-efficiency. The company has a strong sales and distribution network with 375 in 263 cities across spread across the country.