Ashok Leyland joins the club of ‘No Production Days’ as its August sales fall by 50%

  • The company has announced non-working days for 5 of its manufacturing plants “due to continued weak demand”.
  • The number of non-working days in a plant is as high as 18 days.
  • Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors and Hero Motocorp had all announced no production days owing to the weak demand.
Ashok Leyand is the latest auto manufacturer to announce a production cut. The company said that five of its manufacturing plants have non-working days “due to continued weak demand”.

Its plants in Ennore, Hosur and CPPS, Alwar, Bhandara and Pantnagar will have many holidays in September. The number of non-working days in a plant being as high as 18.

In August, Ashok Leyland saw a drop of about 50% in total. Its truck sales alone came down by 70% as compared to the year before.

The truck manufacturer isn’t the only one to cut production. In fact, the company joins a long line of automakers – Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors and Hero Motocorp –who announced no production days.

In August, Tata Motors’ sales declined by 58%, Maruti Suzuki’s fell by 33%, Mahindra & Mahindra’s fell by 25% while Honda’s fell by 51%.

Passenger vehicle sales in India saw their worst ever month, registering its worth ever month in the last two decades.

The first quarter results of most auto companies were equally dismal as their revenues and profits both fell.

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