Toyota Kirloskar Motor partially resumes operations at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 15, 2021
Automobile manufacturer Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today said it had partially resumed operations at its plant at Bidadi near Bengaluru in Karnataka.
"Operating at the prescribed workforce strength of 50%, TKM will resume its operations as well as enhance training of all employees for the 'new normal', both in terms of facilities and processes," a press release from the company said.
"Furthermore, all such operations will be carried out in strict concurrence with all State and Central Government’s directives. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we are very clear that we will respond to the needs of those in the midst of this outbreak, making prompt decisions and taking immediate action to help ensure safety and security of all our employees and other stakeholders," the release said.
The company said that, on the manufacturing side, it was trying to ensure that all possible measures and preparations are made to resume production soon, so as to be able to cater to the immediate mobility needs of its customers, at the earliest.
"Our focus will be to cater to pending orders that could not be met due to the non-production days of planned annual maintenance shutdown, followed by the lockdown announcement by the state Government.
"Moreover, we are also focusing on vaccinating both our employees as well as their families and extending our support to have dealer and supplier staff vaccinated too, so as to ensure lower risk and severity of infections," the release added.
TKM employees about 6,500 people at its two manufacturing plants at Bidadi and has a total installed production capacity of up to 3,10,000 units.
Plant 1 produces Innova, Fortuner and Vellfire imported as CBU, with a total capacity of up to 1,00,000 units.
Plant 2 produces Toyota Yaris and Camry Hybrid with a capacity of up to 2,10,000 units.