Production at Royal Enfield’s Chennai plant hit by floods

PTI | | Updated on: Jan 22, 2018

Workers assemble Royal Enfield motorcycles inside its factory in the southern Indian city of Chennai April 6, 2012. Picture taken April 6, 2012. To match Feature INDIA-ROYAL/ENFIELD REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS) | Photo Credit: BABU

Niche bike maker Royal Enfield today said production at its plant in flood-hit Chennai has been disrupted and its offices in the city have been shut.

“The unprecedented rainfall in Chennai has severely affected the city, including our employees, our manufacturing facilities and offices. The floods caused by the rain have also impacted logistics and our supply-chain, resulting in disruption of our production,” a Royal Enfield spokesperson said in a statement.

“As a consequence, we have shut down our offices in the city and our plants in Thiruvottiyur and Oragadam since December 1,” the spokesperson added.

Due to the rains, the company had in November lost production of 4,000 motorcycles.

“We are working to ensure that all our employees are safe.

We are monitoring the situation closely and hoping for normalcy to return soon,” the spokesperson said.

Other automobile firms, including Hyundai, Ford, Renault and tyre maker Apollo Tyres have also suspended operations at their respective plants in and around the city due to flooding caused by the heaviest rainfall in Chennai in over a century.

Published on December 03, 2015
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