Toyota factory to shut down for 3 weeks for maintenance

The shutdown will not affect CBU models as well as Maruti-sourced models like the Glanza and Urban Cruiser.

Toyota has announced that it will temporarily halt production at its Bidadi factory for maintenance from April 26 to May 14, 2021. The shutdown will not affect CBU models as well as Maruti-sourced models like the Glanza and Urban Cruiser. Also, vehicle servicing operations will continue to function normally.

As part of Covid-19 protocols, only a limited number of employees are allowed inside the factory for essential jobs and activities. They will adhere to social distancing & other mandatory guidelines. The management will also use this time to further enhance COVID-19 protection measures.

Official statement:

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced its scheduled annual maintenance program across both its plants from 26th April to 14th May, 2021. Periodic maintenance of plant and machinery is a standard operating procedure to enhance the competitiveness of the plants, such as operational efficiencies, productivity and safety of equipment, from time-to-time basis.  

During this period, operations at both the Toyota factories in Bidadi will witness a temporary halt, impacting supply of vehicles produced at its plants. The company will use the pipeline finished goods inventory to serve the pending & immediate requirements of its customers so as to ensure minimal discomfort to them. However, any inconvenience thus caused to customers due to this temporary shut-down is regretted and the company along with its dealer partners will ensure that best efforts are made to mitigate such issues. This shutdown will have no impact on the supply of other models such as the Glanza, the Urban Cruiser, imported vehicle models as well as vehicle servicing operations.

Only limited number of employees as permissible by the rules of social distancing & other mandatory guidelines will be engaged in essential jobs & activities at the plant.  The management will also use this time to further enhance modern COVID-19 protection measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all its people. Toyota in India, has its manufacturing unit based in Bidadi near Bangalore. Spread across 432 acres of land, Plant I has a capacity of Up to 1,00,000 units & Plant II with a capacity of up to 2,10,000 units, annually.

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