Schwing Stetter's Chennai plant swings back into production

by Sricharan R 07 May 2020

Construction equipment manufacturer, Schwing Stetter India (SSI) has resumed its operations at its Chennai manufacturing facility. The plant has halted production following the national lockdown to contain Covid-19. 

The announcement follows the recent relaxation rules put by the government and the necessary permissions granted by the state authorities. The facility will now run with the required workforce to meet the initial production demand, and will follow all the government’s directives on business operations. 

Speaking about the announcement, VG Sakthikumar, managing director, Schwing Stetter India stated, “While we resume our general processes, the health and safety of our employees will continue to be our primary focus and we will do so in alignment with the latest safety protocol from the government. We are hopeful that the business will now begin to recover gradually and meet the demands of our customers.”

During the lockdown, the company had implemented a number of safety measures aimed at curbing the risk of infections and ensuring protection of its employees. Now with resuming the operations, the facility follows all the guidelines required on social distancing, adjusted shift timing to reduce crowd and more. Frequent sanitisation in common areas, regular temperature checks, hand sanitising at entry, and regular monitoring by doctors and paramedics are also followed.