Mercedes-Benz India resumes operations at Chakan plant

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 May 2020

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today announced the restarting of production at its manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune.

The company says production has commenced in a graded manner following the directives from the government of Maharashtra to reopen and resume operations. The company will plan a gradual ramp-up in the coming weeks depending completely on the evolving current situation, which is being monitored closely by the leadership team.

The Mercedes-Benz India plant at Chakan, Pune.

Mercedes-Benz India says it has taken all the necessary precautions while restarting operations. The production has begun with only the essential staff at the production facility, adhering to all the required social distancing protocols and mandated safety and sanitisation measures implemented. Those employees whose work deliverables do not require them to be present at work, will however continue to work from home.

Mercedes-Benz India’s select dealers across different regions have also started operations as per the government guidelines and necessary permissions from local authorities. Mercedes-Benz India dealerships have also started operations in some regions implementing the business re-start protocols for maintaining a safe, secure and highly sanitised environment at the dealerships, and also while interacting with customers, visitors and suppliers.