"The automotive industry is facing a prolonged slowdown. The vehicles sales in all segments have continued to plummet for the last one year," Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) President Deepak Jain told reporters here.
Considering the auto components industry grows on the back of vehicle industry, a current 15-20 per cent cut in vehicle production has adversely impacted the auto component segment, he added.
On job losses, Jain said retrenchment has taken place from October last year till July 2019.
"Primarily, it is the temporary employees who have lost jobs during the period," Jain said.