Hitachi Construction Machinery Group said it will gradually adjust production at its four Japanese plants in April and May in light of the decline in demand worldwide due to the spread of COVID-19.

The adjustments cover the production, assembly, and painting of products including medium- and large-sized excavators, medium wheeled loaders and hydraulic components (such as drive motors and reduction gears). The company previously announced plans for its production plants outside of Japan.

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The four plants and durations of the production changes are as follows:

Tsuchiura Works
Production adjustment periods: April 13 to April 17, May 11 to May 15
Products affected: medium hydraulic excavators

Ryugasaki Works
Production adjustment periods: April 13 to April 17, May 11 to May 15
Products: medium wheel loaders

Kasumigaura Works
Production adjustment periods: April 13 to April 17, May 11 to May 15
Products: hydraulic components

Hitachinaka-Rinko Works
Production adjustment periods: April 14 to April 20, May 11 to May 15
Products: large hydraulic excavators

Hitachi added that it will review its production plans depending on the virus containment measures adopted in each country or region.

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