JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. (JK Tyre) has resumed partial operations at three Indian plants in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, in accordance to national safety guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The three plants had earlier been under a nationwide lockdown for month, imposed by the government, as it grappled the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Besides these three plants, JK Tyre has also resumed operations at its global R&D hub, Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence in Mysore, Karnataka.
Chairman and MD, Raghupati Singhania, said it is important to follow the necessary steps during this challenging time: “We are taking small, but significant steps in our endeavour to achieve the right balance again.
“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 a safe workplace; as we recommence our manufacturing operations, we are placing the safety and well-being of our employees and communities, which are the prime importance of our resumption plan.”
Singhania is also optimistic that the economy and business ecosystem will gradually recover over the coming months.
Meanwhile, the tyre manufacturer’s remaining plants in India and Mexico are in“preparatory mode” and will resume operations subsequently. Only essential staff will be allowed to the listed facilities while the remaining employees across the corporate office, sales offices and other plants will continue to work from home until further notice.