Maxxis India’s Sanand plant resumes partial production

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 10 Jun 2020

Maxxis India has announced partial resumption of its manufacturing operations at its Sanand plant in Gujarat with restricted manpower. Maxxis Tyres is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheng Shin Rubber, which is said to be the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer and the ninth largest tyre company in the world.

The tyre maker says the Sanand plant will operate under Covid-19 safety guidelines, after the Ministry of Home Affairs and Gujarat state government stated a few relaxations in the state. Maxxis India had shut the operations of its manufacturing facility on March 23, 2020 for a period of 42 days following government order of a complete lockdown in the country.

Commenting on the development, Liu Chun Hsuan, Plant Head, Maxxis India, said, “We welcome the announcement of reopening manufacturing in Gujarat made by the central and state governments. Following the order, we have restarted partial production from May 4, at our state-of-the-art facility in Sanand. All activities will be carried out in accordance with the government regulations and guidelines while also observing the company's highest standards of safety and hygiene for our employees.”

Maxxis India says it has laid down guidelines under which the manufacturing facility will operate in shifts with restricted manpower. All employees will be provided with masks to cover their nose and mouth during the entire duration of their presence at the unit. Employees will practice social distancing and maintain a minimum of six feet distance between each other. In addition, at the entrance and exit of the plant, all employees will pass through the disinfectant tunnel.

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