Toyota ops back to normal

Written by Ajay Sukumaran | Bangalore | Updated: Jun 4 2014, 10:30am hrs
Toyota Kirloskar Motor, which saw its first full month of production in May after a labour stand-off ended at its two plants in Bidadi, on Tuesday said that operations are back to normal with efficiency levels at over 90% of the production plan. The wage increase dispute, which was the cause for the stand-off, is currently in a labour court.

Production has now reached normalcy. As far as the labour issues are concerned, the matter is now sub-judice and is in court. We have made our offer to the union and we expect the union to either proactively come forward and sign the settlement or they have the option of waiting for the court to deliver its judgment, Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman of Toyota Kirloskar told FE.

Toyotas domestic sales were at 11,833 units in May against 7,562 vehicles in April when its factories were crippled due to a stand-off with the employees union.