Nissan Slashes Production in Thailand Due to Coronavirus Scare
Nissan will temporarily adjust its production in Thailand, following the COVID-19 outbreak that has affected the entire world. The global pandemic has resulted to lost of revenue for many businesses. Now that most people are confined to their homes, the demand for new cars have declined, prompting Nissan to temporarily halt production a Plant in Samut Prakan, while lowering the numbers for its other related operations, such as engine assembly and stamping. The Japanese company, which has five subsidiaries, two production bases, and 180 showrooms in Thailand, has also asked its staff to work from home. This came following Thailand's public health ministry's mandate to prevent the sprerad of the virus in the country. Reports quoted Nissan in Thailand President Ramesh Narasimhan saying that their goal is to resume normal business operations as soon as they can while making sure that their employees, families, and society are safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Narasimhan also added that the company is increasing its measures to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees, customers and community from the outbreak.