Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC) has announced that it will extend the plant shutdown in Pakistan due to shortage of inventory levels. However, the company’s motorcycle division will continue to operate as per normal schedule.
In a notification issued by Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC), it announced that due to continue shortage of inventory levels, the management has decided to extend the shutdown of its automobile plant from January 16, 2023 to January 20, 2023.
“However, the motorcycle plant will remain operative.” the company added.
This is a copy of the letter issued by the company:
The company had announced Non-Production Days (NDPs) from 2nd to 6th January 2023 and again from 9th to 13th January 2023 due to shortage of raw materials and resources caused by refusal to open Letter of Credit (LCs) to import Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits.
These restrictions have created a hurdle for the automotive industry as company’s fail to delivery vehicles and suffer reduced sales as a result, which eventually leads them to observe Non-Production Days (NPDs).
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) did announce relaxation for the automotive sector in terms of LCs, however, banks are reluctant to open LCs for many businesses due to shortage of foreign currency, which is creating disruption in the automobile sector.
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