Auto world in India have been badly hit by the coronavirus. Even as the auto industry bounced back faster than expected, the segment now faces an acute shortage of spare parts and important accessories. This forced Ford India to shut down its Chennai plant for a week following the Pongal holiday. The plant shut on 14th January for the 3 day festivities and have announced an extension of the shutdown till 24th January.
Production at the Sanand, Gujarat plant will also be affected over the next 2 to 3 months. The shortage of semi-conductors would continue for the next quarter and while the company is trying to streamline supplies, the worldwide situation do not appear favourable.
The corona pandemic which has seen the entire world working from home has seen a further spurt in demand for such gadgets. These parts are also vital for carmakers where they are need in tyre pressure gauges, rain sensing wipers and parking sensors besides in infotainment systems.This shortage has affected the many automakers.