Yamaha Motor India enters the list of companies who have put a temporary halt to their manufacturing plants. Given the increase in the cases of Covid-19 in the country, Yamaha took this step. The motorcycle maker announced that it would suspend the manufacturing operations at its plants from 15th May to 31st May 2021. Its manufacturing plants located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu and Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh, will remain closed for the period mentioned. The company mentioned that the safety and health of its employees is the top priority right now. The company is also updating its HR policies, thus ensuring the well-being of the employees.
Yamaha India Will Continue To Support Its Customers In This Closure Period
Even though the manufacturing plants will remain closed, Yamaha ensured that the customers wouldn’t face any problems. The motorcycle maker will closely work with the dealers and suppliers to ensure stress-free customer service in this period. Yamaha mentioned that it would leverage the closure period to build up its stock and inventory to start its operation in full swing as soon as the closure period ends. The employees working at the corporate offices and area offices will now work from home. This will help to preserve the business continuity with the customers and its business partners. The company is also updating its standard operating procedures to get compliant with the Covid-19 guidelines.
Given the rising demand for electric vehicles, Yamaha will also launch a product in this segment. As per reports, the Japanese motorcycle maker is currently working on an electric scooter named E01. The electric scooter’s concept made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2019. But, given the current situation, the exact launch is yet not declared officially. But, as rumours say, the global debut will happen sometime in 2022. Yamaha will likely launch this electric scooter for the Indian market as well. The rising demand for e-mobility in India is attracting a lot of companies to launch their products. Customers stuck at home can enjoy a virtual showroom experience on Yamaha’s official website.