BMW Group India has commenced operations at Plant Chennai today in accordance with guidelines issued by local authorities. The plant has a production capacity of 14,000 units per annum.
According to the German luxury carmaker, local production at the plant will be started with less than 50% of the regular workforce. All other employees will continue to work from home. The plant will resume its operations in a single shift and depending on the pandemic situation and government advisories, deployment of staff will be adjusted steadily.
As per the company, "BMW Plant Chennai has implemented several precautionary measures to create a safe working environment including remodelling of plant layout to ensure strict social distancing, individual protective gear for all employees, daily health check-ups, staggered lunch schedules, pre-packed meals and highest level of sanitization measures."
The National Sales Company and BMW India Financial Services based out of BMW Group India headquarters in Gurugram will continue to work from home. BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad Dealerships across the country will restart the operations in adherence to local government directives and advisories while maintaining necessary safety and hygiene measures.
Yesterday, on May 6, Mercedes-Benz India restarted operations at its Chakan plant, in a graded manner.