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Coronavirus impact: JK Tyre partially resumes operations in India

Team OD  | Updated: May 08, 2020, 07:57 PM IST

JK tyre has announced that it will partially resume its operations while adhering to the guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and local authorities. The company has started production in a phased manner at its facility in Chennai, Kankroli and Laksar. The company has also resumed operations at its global research and development hub in Mysore.

The remaining manufacturing plants of JK Tyre in India and Mexico are in preparatory mode and will resume operations after observing the situation.

All the facilities will work with restricted workforce and preventive measures that include social distancing and hygiene practices to ensure the safety of employees.

The facilities will work with only essential staffs and the rest will continue to work for home until further notice. The company has shared a detailed safety procedure manual among the employees before the commencement of operations.

Raghupati Singhania, chairman and MD at JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, commented, "As a nation, we are passing through a challenging phase, yet it is imperative that we take small, but significant steps in our endeavour to achieve the right balance again. While we recommence our manufacturing operations, we are placing the safety and well-being of our employees and communities first, which are the prime importance of our resumption plan. We have worked out a thorough and stringent roadmap that is not only aligned with the protocols of the authorities, but goes a step further in ensuring access to safe workplace. We are optimistic that the economy and business ecosystem will gradually proceed towards recovery in the coming months."

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