Suzuki Motorcycle India factory shuts down after cyber attack, production affected

Suzuki Motorcycle India had to shut down its manufacturing plant in India due to a cyber attack. According to recent reports, the manufacturing plant has been closed since May 10 due to the attack, which resulted in the loss of more than 20,000 vehicles in production over the past few days. This number is only expected to grow further each day.

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May 20, 2023 at 17:16 pm

The Suzuki Motorcycle India factory has been shut down since May 10, resulting in a loss of production of more than 20,000 units

Responding to HT Auto’s inquiries, a spokesperson for Suzuki Motorcycle India said: “We are aware of the incident and have promptly reported it to the relevant government authorities. The matter is currently under investigation and for safety reasons we are currently No further details could be provided.”

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Details of the cyber attack have not been disclosed and when Suzuki plans to resume production at its factories again. The company locally manufactures its range of commuter two-wheelers, including the Access 125, Burgman Street 125 and Avenis 125 on the scooter front end, and the Gixxer 155 Series, Gixxer 250 Series and V-Strom 250 SX on the motorcycle front end. The Suzuki Hayabusa is also locally assembled in India.

Recent reports also indicated that Suzuki India had to postpone its annual supplier meeting, which was scheduled for next week. The company reportedly said the shift was due to “unprecedented business needs.”

Suzuki remains one of the strongest two-wheeler makers in India with sales of nearly 1 million units in FY2023, making it the fifth largest two-wheeler maker in India. The Indian factory not only meets domestic demand, but also produces models for export to various markets around the world. The production facility rolled out its 7 millionth unit in April this year. The shutdown is sure to affect domestic and export figures at the end of the month.

First published date: May 20, 2023 at 17:16 PM CST

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