Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. (FIAPL), a 50:50 manufacturing joint venture between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and Tata Motors Ltd. (TML) has resumed vehicle production at its facility in Ranjangaon plant near Pune as of May 18, in accordance with the relaxation to the lockdown guidelines in the region.
The carmaker had previously suspended vehicle production due to the Covid-19 pandemic, now the company has developed and implemented a comprehensive program of enhanced safety measures to protect more than 3000 direct and indirect employees, their families and surrounding communities from COVID-19 spread and transmit.
The entire facility is constantly being sanitized and workers are being told to obey psychological distancing. The company has set up a 50-member task force to oversee the management’s implementation of precautionary processes.
Before entering and exiting the facility, employees will be required to check temperature, while also boarding and disembarking transport. They will also be provided with a questionnaire on self-assessment, to be submitted online.
Inside the facility the use of personal protection equipment (PPE) is mandatory. Fiat is also offering employees medical support. The plant has a dedicated ambulance equipped with an onboard ventilator and trained driver have also been appointed.
The FIAPL facility at Ranjangaon, Maharashtra is where models such as the Jeep Compass and Tata Nexon are built for the Indian market, along with the right-hand drive export markets of the Jeep, globally. It is also the plant which produces diesel engines for Tata Motors and MG Motor India.
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