Customers that ordered a brand new Nissan Navara or Terra may have to wait a little while longer for the arrival of their units.
With more and more factories temporarily halting operations due to the coronavirus, along with global demand plummeting, Nissan has announced that it has suspended operations at the Samut Prakan factory in Thailand.
Following the advice and guidance of the Thai government and the Ministry of Public Health, Nissan expanded its measures to further safeguard the well-being of its employees, customers, and community. Starting today April 6, production at Plant 2 in Samut Prakan will be suspended until May 3, 2020. Meanwhile, production at Plant 1 will be adjusted in order to meet current demand levels.
“Our goal is to resume normal business operations as soon as possible, but ensuring the safety and well-being of all our employees, their families, and Thai society is our priority right now given the COVID-19 pandemic," said Ramesh Narasimhan, president of Nissan Thailand.
The company already has imposed a work-from-home arrangement for its office employees as part of the wider effort to contain or limit the spread and impact of the coronavirus. Despite the plant closure, Nissan mentioned that all dealership operations in Thailand will remain open to serve customers. Extra measures, however, are being taken to ensure a hygienic environment to protect the health of both employees and customers.
Thailand now has 2,169 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, as well as 23 reported deaths and 793 recoveries.