JCB India closes factories for 10 days citing rising number of Covid-19 cases

New Delhi | Updated on April 30, 2021

Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director, JCB India

Dealer support to continue through online devices

JCB India late on Friday announced a 10-day pause across all its manufacturing facilities in India. The company has cited the rising number of Covid-19 cases for this temporary suspension.

Deepak Shetty, CEO and Managing Director of JCB India said, “Due to an increase in the infection rate around us, the health and safety of our colleagues and their families has become even more important. We have decided to pause manufacturing operations for 10 days, starting May 1, 2021. This is a precautionary measure and applies to all our manufacturing locations at Ballabgarh, Pune and Jaipur”

“Sufficient inventory levels have been built to support the demand for our products during this period. We do not foresee any challenges in the availability of JCB products for our customers in India or for our export markets. All our customer and dealer facing functions will operate normally, while adhering to local guidelines. There will be no disruption in product support for equipment being used by our customers due to this pause,” said the release.

“JCB has a wide dealership network with over 700 outlets across India. We have invested significantly in digital technology across our operations. Today our customers can get door delivery for their parts requirement if they place an order online or through our Mobile Application. Our advanced Telematics technology also helps customers manage their fleet and get alerts on Service, Operations and the Security of their machines on their mobile devices,” added the company in its release.

Published on April 30, 2021

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