Isuzu Ute will shut down its factory in Thailand, which produces vehicles for Australia, from 13-30 April amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Like many other vehicle makers around the world, Isuzu Ute Australia has announced the factory it sources its vehicles from in Thailand will shut down from 13-30 April. The decision to close the factory is due to the reduced supply of “some key components, as well as the general decline in vehicle volume demand currently being experienced globally,” a statement from Isuzu Ute Australia said.
According to Isuzu it has more than enough stock both in Australia and still to be built and delivered before the shutdown. It also has enough spare parts.
“We currently have adequate stock levels in Australia, as well as vehicles built prior to April 2020 and up to the planned shutdown still to arrive to sustain our business for the immediate future. From a spare parts supply point of view, we have adequate stock supply in the country for the time being. We will continue to monitor situation with our suppliers and will communicate if the supply chain is further affected in the future,” Isuzu Ute Australia said in a statement.