Toyota Kirloskar Motor recently recorded a sales of 1639 units in May 2020. According to the company, they have sold total 12,138 units in the domestic market in the same month, previous year and shipped 928 units of the Etios. Soon after the nationwide lockdown was announced, the company worked on the remaining bookings received earlier. They have been actively working to earn maximum profit in the current coronavirus impact.
After the Government announced relaxation is automotive operations, Toyota recommenced its production in its Bidadi facility on 26th May. They have a motive to fulfil the pending orders which were received before the lockdown period. Last month, the company also opened its dealerships in several regions in India. Although, the showrooms under the containment zone are still locked. Almost, 60 per cent of Toyota showrooms were working after 15th May 2020.
The huge impact of coronavirus at urban cities affected the sales of Toyota as well. TKM is following all the rules to prevent the coronavirus effect. It is great news that the carmaker headed to make these purchases despite the lockdown condition in the nation. The company has continued services over 300 dealerships in the Indian market as of now. Almost 220 showrooms with a service facility are working to fulfil the needs of its customers.
The popular carmaker will be are working actively to serve its customers and increase sales this month. They will deliver cars wherever possible in the country. They have also embraced the ‘Safety and Health First’. The company makes cars with high-level safety features. They are committed towards the protection of the buyers as well as operators and stakeholders. The Toyota cars come with modern technologies along with new features to attract customers.
Commenting on the sales last month, Naveen Soni, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Service, TKM said, “We are thankful to the government as well as to our supplier and dealer partners who have enabled us resume production last month. We are conscious of the dealer business conditions in various parts of the country and we have been prioritising production at our end as per dealer requirements, both in terms of quantity as well as the grades that they require.”
He further added, “The market has been slow and with demand being less, we have been able to wholesale only 20% of what we would have clocked under a normal situation. However, retail sales (sale from dealer to customer) have been much higher when compared to wholesales (TKM sales to dealers), thereby helping us reduce the month closing inventory levels at dealerships.”
“We have also seen a significant surge in customer orders and enquiries online, through digital platforms. We have now resumed operations in more than 300 Toyota outlets across the country, with ongoing sales operations in close to 220 outlets and service operations in more than 230 outlets. From sales and service point of view, business is ramping up and we are exceeding 50% of our normal capacity from the open outlets.”
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