Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mahindra US Launch Delays: Parts Shortages to Blame?

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that Indian automaker Mahindra has been experiencing parts shortages, affecting production levels since October.

Production has been decreased by 10-12% every month since October according to the article. Demand for vehicles has steadily increased as the global economic tide begins to change. Suppliers have been slow to ramp up operations to keep pace.

Adding to the parts shortages are recent production cuts at Bosch Ltd. Bosch supplies fuel injection pumps, starters, and alternators to Mahindra.

The complete WSJ article: Mahindra Faces Production Constraints

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not sure this shortage will affect the announcement of a launch date since the article has to do with the Indian market, not the US.

Really looking forward to their announcement - it's about time that the midsize pickup segment got a facelift!