Production of Tata Nexon and Jeep Compass will be restarted at the Ranjangaon plant which is co-owned by Tata Motors and Fiat India Automobile Ltd
After the slight relaxation of the countrywide lockdown, several auto companies have restarted their operations with staggered employees. Fiat India Automobile Ltd has also announced the start of operations of its Ranjangaon plant with limited staff and medical supports. It may be noted that this facility is co-owned by Fiat India and Tata Motors.
It is worth noting that the Ranjangaon plant is where Jeep compass – FCA’s only domestically-manufactured vehicle and the Tata Nexon are produced and with the latest move, production of both the products has resumed.
“We have restarted operations with a lean workforce. Our absolute priority is the protection of employees, ensuring we provide them with a work environment that maintains the highest standards of safety, health and hygiene”, said Ravi Gogia, President of Fiat Indian Automobile Pvt. Ltd.
The company has implemented some preventive measures such as cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility, checking people’s temperature, using the personal protective devices as well as social distancing. Furthermore, all workers are required to hand out their daily health declarations to the company before arriving at the plant.
Besides, the automotive company revealed that it has employed a 50-member committee of volunteers who are in charge of ensuring that the safety measures are followed strictly. It also confirmed that an ambulance that packs a ventilator will be brought at the facility.
Tata Motors will continue to produce the Nexon SUV at this plant while Jeep India is also looking to develop a 7-seater version of Jeep Compass to rival Toyota Fortuner in India. Along with resuming the production, the supply chain has been activated as well, all the ways to maintain a regular and smooth supply of auto parts. Regular production will commence when the fully operational supply chain comes in place.