In the Amazon region for 36 years, the company has claimed problems in the international logistics scenario due to the impacts of the delta variable of the coronavirus in Asia. Employees of affected lines will have group furloughs
Production of the motorcycles and exterior panels will cease at the Yamaha Motor do Brasil plant in Manaus between September 9 and 24. The company claimed that there were problems in the international logistics scenario due to the impacts of the delta variant of the coronavirus in Asia.
Operating in Brazil for more than 50 years, 36 of which are in Amazonas alone, the company revealed in a statement that workers working on the affected lines will be taking collective furloughs during the downtime.
Check out the company note:
“Given the adverse situation of the international logistics scenario caused by the effects of the epidemic caused by the delta variant of the Corona virus in Asia, and with the aim of adjusting the flow of input receipts, the Yamaha Group will suspend activities in some of its motorcycles and aft engine production lines, from September 9 to 24. In the affected lines Employees will be on group leave.”
Also, according to the memo, part of the production, as well as other operational activities of the Yamaha group companies in Brazil, will remain in regular activity during this period.
This would not be the company’s first factory closure in Manaus due to the coronavirus in 2021. During the month of May, the company halted production of motorcycles between the 3rd and 12th of that month. At that time, employees were also taking group vacations, but unlike now, the production of outboard motors was not affected.
In January 2021, Honda already announced a halt for a similar reason in its motorcycle production in Manaus (AM). But at that time, the activities of the Japanese company were completely suspended.
Yamaha’s history in Brazil began in 1970, with its installation as an importer in downtown São Paulo (SP). In 1974, the first factory was opened in Guarulhos (SP), which is responsible for the launch of the RD 50.
The biggest expansion would come in 1985, with the opening of the factory in Amazonas. The brand’s first motorcycle produced in Manaus was the DT 180 N, which is responsible for the deployment of the Trail segment in Brazil.
Currently, some of the main Yamaha models produced in Manaus are: Lander 250, Fazer 250, Crosser 150 and YBR Factor 150.
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