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Coronavirus outbreak hits supply of parts, say Tata Motors, Mahindra

Tata Motors said that it had been hit by supply disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, and was working to mitigate the situation

twitter-logoReuters | March 2, 2020 | Updated 08:20 IST
Coronavirus outbreak hits supply of parts, say Tata Motors, Mahindra
M&M said its domestic sales had fallen by 42 per cent, while Tata Motors reported a drop of 34 per cent

Indian automakers Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Tata Motors said on Sunday their supply of parts from China had been hit, as fallout from the coronavirus outbreak mounts.

"Going into March, we anticipate the challenge on parts-supply to continue for another few weeks, before we get back to normalcy," Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing at M&M's automotive division said in a press release.

Tata Motors said in a press release that it, too, had been hit by supply disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, and was working to mitigate the situation.

Along with Maruti Suzuki - India's biggest carmaker-both companies on Sunday reported a decline in sales in February, compared with a year ago.

M&M said its domestic sales had fallen by 42 per cent, while Tata Motors reported a drop of 34 per cent. Maruti Suzuki said its total domestic sales were down by 1.6 per cent in February from a year ago.

Also read: Tata Motors domestic sales slump 34% in February as coronavirus disrupts supplies

Also read: Maruti Suzuki sales down 1% in February to 1,47,110 units; exports up 7%

Also read: Mahindra & Mahindra February sales plunge 42% to 32,476, exports down 40%

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