Suzuki Gurugram manufacturing plant has gone operational after almost eight weeks following the Government’s directives – to prevent the spread of COVID.
After Hero, Bajaj and others, Suzuki Motorcycle India has also opened shutters of its manufacturing facility in Kherki Dhaula in Gurugram. After the COVID outbreak, Government of India asked all manufacturers to shut down to prevent the spread. Suzuki’s plant was closed from 23 March 2020 and it has reopened only after almost a couple of months.
Suzuki informs that it has installed disinfectant chamber for individuals to pass through everyday to prevent any infection. It informs that the company is following strict safety norms and has directed its employees to adhere to social distancing guidelines as directed by the Government of India.
It has also updated its employees about the detailed guidelines that need to be followed which include wearing of masks, periodic sanitization and avoiding large group movements, etc.
Koichiro Hirao, Suzuki India’s Managing Director said,
As Suzuki Motorcycle India restarts its plant operation, our priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees since we continue to fight the battle against Covid-19. At the onset, SMIPL will resume operation with limited workforce and will gradually shift to full production cycle as per the Government’s directive. We have implemented detailed operating guidelines with emphasis on social distancing to ensure maximum precautions are taken by all our employees. In order to overcome the challenges faced due to the ongoing situation, we also believe that it is necessary that we all stay together in high spirits by continuing to motivate each other.
With the mass exodus of a significant chunk of labor and dependency on a large number of auto component manufacturing companies, getting back to normal production levels will be a pretty prolonged task considering that we still do not have a vaccine for the deadly virus!