- Okinawa resumes Operations and Manufacturing with 25 percent workforce at workplace and manufacturing Unit
- The brand has also issued an advisory to its dealer partners and workforce to ensure safety
Gurugram, May 11, 2020: Okinawa, a leading electric 2-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on Make in India today announced resuming operations with a 25 percent workforce at its corporate office and manufacturing unit. Further to the Government’s relaxation of rules, Okinawa has shared that it will maintain safety measures at the workplace, manufacturing unit, and dealership networks, as it begins business activities. The brand has issued advisory to its dealership network, which too will be operating with 25 % staff. At the same time, all the products will be sanitized before getting dispatched from the assembly at the manufacturing unit, and Dealer partners will sanitize post receiving the products. To ensure the safety of the customers and dealers, the proper thermal screening will be conducted at all the dealerships of Okinawa, as per the advisory. Also, all the dealerships re-opening in orange and green zones will be disinfected on a daily basis.
At the corporate office, Okinawa is taking precautionary measures by working on seating arrangements of the employees to maintain social distancing. Following Government advisory, the brand has also made Aarogya Setu mobile application compulsory for employees along with masks and other protective equipment. As a human resource initiative, all the departments have been assigned dedicated committees to ensure SOP adherence. The HR department will also conduct COVID 19 awareness sessions every day with the employees. Also, the company has prepared a special team to transport the employees to the hospital in case of any medical emergency, and further to the Government quarantine center, if found positive.
Meanwhile, before resuming manufacturing activities, the brand has also installed a sanitization tunnel for individuals at the plant.
“In this unfortunate scenario for the entire nation, Okinawa as a responsible brand is taking all the possible measures to safeguard its workforce, dealer partners, and customers. We along with the Government need to work in sync to sail through these challenging times. As the Government has announced a relaxation on economic activities, we have decided to resume business operations gradually, maintaining all the precautions. Hence, we are ensuring the safety and sanitation of all the touchpoints. We have issued an advisory to our dealer partners and a comprehensive standard operating procedure to our workforce, in order to ensure complete safety,” said Mr. Jeetender Sharma- MD, Okinawa.
Amidst the COVID-19 scenario, Okinawa also announced a hike in dealer margin from 8 percent to 11 percent to enable its dealer network to make more profits. The brand is committed to contributing and taking responsibility for all its stakeholders’ health and well-being in every possible manner.