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Tata Motors, M&M, MG Motors face supply issues from China over coronavirus

M&M has reported a 42 per cent decline in total sales at 32,476 units in February

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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MG Motor India too reported lower retail sales of 1,376 units in February, hit by component supply constraints from China and other locations | File photo

Tata Motors, (M&M) and on Sunday said they are facing challenges in terms of component supply from coronavirus hit-

M&M has reported a 42 per cent decline in total sales at 32,476 units in February.

"...because of the unforeseeable challenges on the parts-supply from China, our ramp-up has been affected," Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd said in a statement.

This has resulted in high de-growth in billing volume for February and dealer inventory is now under 10 days, he said.

"Going into March, we anticipate the challenge on parts-supply to continue for another few weeks, before we get back to normalcy," he added.

Girish Wagh, President, Commercial Vehicles Business Unit, Ltd said the outbreak of Covid-19 in and a recent fire incident at one of its strategic vendors affected the vehicle production and wholesale volumes.

too reported lower retail sales of 1,376 units in February, hit by component supply constraints from and other locations.

"The MG ZS EV has received a stupendous response in its debut month, with over 150 units delivered to our customers already,"Director - Sales Rakesh Sidana said in a statement.

The unforeseen coronavirus outbreak has severely affected the company's European and Chinese supply chains, disrupting its production and impacting sales in February, he added.

The disruption in sales will continue through March, Sidana said.

"We are working towards stabilising the situation and are hopeful that reasonable normalcy will be restored by the end of March," he added.

However, major automobile manufacturers Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Toyota Kirloskar Motor do not see any immediate impact on their production schedules due to disruption in supply of components from plants located in China.

The companies, however, said they continue to monitor the situation closely, especially the operations of their major suppliers, in order to face any adverse situation that may crop up in the future.

First Published: Sun, March 01 2020. 19:36 IST
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