Piaggio resumes operations at Baramati facility

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL) has restarted manufacturing at its Baramati plants after receiving permission from the government

Pune: Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL) has restarted manufacturing at its Baramati plants after receiving permission from the government. The plants will be operational following all the safety standards as per the government directions.

PVPL has also opened six regional offices across India as per the directions of the local authorities. A nationwide reopening of dealerships has also started with all the care of sanitization and regulations on employee attendance.

Currently, 135 CV dealerships and 65 two-wheeler dealerships of PVPL have reopened. They are functional, ensuring PVPL customers having access to the service and warranty extensions the company began offering at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.

Diego Graffi, the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said, “At PVPL our number one priority is the health and safety of our stakeholders, from our employees to our customers to our dealers and suppliers. We are taking all the necessary precautions which are required for the safety and well-being of our employees at the factories.

“Along with norms of social distancing, sanitizing, we are ensuring all guidelines that are followed for the health and safety of our workforce while we get back to business and extend the required service to our customers."

The company plans to ramp up gradually with a minimum workforce of essential employees to start with and then gradually move to full capacity. Committed to the welfare and the safety of its employees, PVPL has initiated various new health, safety and sanitization measures over the last few weeks over and above the already existing ones.

The company has done the mass sanitization of all the three Baramati plants. It has also done various renovations to ensure social distancing norms are strictly followed during operations. PVPL is also tracking the health of its employees daily as per the safety guidelines given by the government.

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