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Toyota Kirloskar Motor gears for 50 percent production with two shifts, post the lockdown, Auto News, ET Auto

Toyota has prepared a restart manually to safeguard business continuity and secure the people from health hazards.
Toyota has prepared a restart manually to safeguard business continuity and secure the people from health hazards.

NEW DELHI: In order to have minimum impact on business activity and ensure health of the employees, Indo-Japanese venture, Toyota Kirloskar Motor is preparing to produce 50 percent of its average production post lockdown, a senior executive told ETAuto.

“We will start our production with 50 percent manpower and make two teams which work in two shifts. Also, we are aligning suppliers with our production plan to parts. Within one week to ten days, we would be able to resume our proper production,” Raju B Ketkale, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor told ETAuto.

However, he feels there will be challenges on the supplier side to restore to a regular production cycle because of labour shortage, especially in the Delhi-NCR region, for the periodic parts supply.

With the plan to restore production, we

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