Covid-19 impact: Apollo Tyres leadership takes voluntary pay cut

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Mar 2020

Apollo Tyres leadership team has announced a voluntary reduction in pay due to the impact of Covid 19 on the automotive industry. The chairman and managing director, Onkar S Kanwar and vice-chairman and MD, Neeraj Kanwar have announced a 25 percent reduction in their salary during these tough, testing times.

Furthermore, the senior management has also taken a voluntary reduction in their salary by 15 percent in a show of solidarity due to the rapidly deteriorating market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apollo Tyres says it has a diversified and multinational presence and the pay cuts will affect all senior management at the global level. Coronavirus is impacting sales and profitability across the automotive industry as anticipation builds that the worst is yet to come with Covid 19.

Commenting on the announcement, Onkar S Kanwar said, “This is an incredibly difficult time for our employees and their families. We are in unchartered waters but as ‘One Family’ we will work together and make the necessary sacrifices to steer Apollo Tyres in the right direction, to overcome this period. We are experiencing slowing demand and disrupted supply chains due to COVID-19. We are working on further measures which we will provide updates on, as we make final decisions.”

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