New Delhi: Tata Motors on Saturday said it has resumed production of passenger vehicles at facilities in Pune and Sanand, following temporary suspension in the face of a slowdown in demand in the domestic market.
“Production at Tata Motors’ Sanand plant has resumed after a temporary suspension for about a fortnight. This was done for maintenance and to rationalise and align inventory,” the company said in a statement.
When contacted, a Tata Motors spokesperson said the company had undertaken a similar halt of productions for seven days at its Pune facility.
He, however, declined to share the details of the amount of production cut by the company.
Production of commercial vehicles at the Pune, Pantnagar, Jamshedpur and Lucknow are normal, he added.
According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Tata Motors’ production of passenger vehicles in July declined by 21.63% to 28,344 units compared to the year-ago period.
Domestic sales of passenger vehicles during the month also fell by 32.64% to 22,011 units.
The Sanand facility produces the small car Nano, while the Pune plant rolls out vehicles such as passenger cars Indica and Indigo.
Earlier the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) had said that it had cut production of most of its models, including the best selling Alto, by up to 10% during August, due to slump in demand in the domestic market.
MSI managing director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi had said the company reduced production of all the models, except Swift and DZiRE, in August due to bad market conditions.