The two-wheeler major said it will utilise the production halt from May 1 to May 15, for its annual plant maintenance activities.
“Depending upon the evolving COVID situation and the market recovery, the company shall be reviewing its production plan in the subsequent months,” HMSI said in a statement.
During the period, all Honda office associates will continue to work-from-home to maintain business continuity while extending all possible support to customers and business partners, it added.
Only the essential staff will be working at all company plants and various offices across the country, the two-wheeler maker noted. HMSI has production facilities at Manesar in Haryana, Tapukara in Rajasthan, Narsapura in Karnataka and Vithalapur in Gujarat, with a total installed manufacturing capacity of 64 lakh units per annum.
On Wednesday, Maruti Suzuki India advanced its maintenance shutdown at its two Haryana-based manufacturing plants by a month amid a surge in the COVID-19 cases across the country.
Besides, MG Motor India has also announced to shut its manufacturing unit at Halol in Gujarat for seven days.