COVID-19: Piaggio Vehicles reopen plants
Published On May 13, 2020
The firm starts production at all 3 Plants – CV, two-wheeler, and engine in a phased manner, also the dealerships across the nation resume operation at their outlets with a focus on health and safety guidelines set by the government.
Like the rest of the automakers, leading three-wheeler makers Piaggio Vehicle, a subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group has started production at its Baramati plant. The company received all the necessary permission from local authorities to resume vehicle production.
Currently, 135 CV dealerships & 65 two-wheeler dealerships of PVPL have reopened and are functional ensuring PVPL customers have access to the service and warranty extensions the company began offering at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
Speaking on the company’s reopening of plants, Diego Graffi, MD & CEO of Piaggio Vehicle 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 are followed for the health & safety of our workforce while we get back to business & 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 3 Baramati plants and has also done various renovations to ensure social distancing norms are strictly followed during operations. PVPL is also tracking the health of its employees on a daily basis as per the safety guidelines given by the government.
Piaggio Vehicle has a modern manufacturing plant at Baramati in Maharashtra, with an installed annual production capacity of over 300,000 three-wheelers and 80,000 four-wheelers. It is also self-reliant in some of the engine categories with the completion of its advanced engines plant on the same campus. Piaggio has an over 3000-strong workforce comprising experienced engineers, R&D specialists, plant workers, sales, service, and marketing professionals.