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Schwing Stetter India resumes operations in its Chennai facility

Reopens factories after 45 days

Schwing Stetter India, Chennai, National lockdown, Covid-19, Social distancing, VG Sakthikumar

Schwing Stetter India (SSI) has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19. The announcement follows the recent relaxation rules put by the government and the necessary permissions granted by the state authorities.

Production has already commenced at the facility. The facility will now run with the required workforce to meet the initial production demand, and will follow all the government’s directives on business operations. This includes guidelines on social distancing, adjusted shift timing to reduce crowd, reduced bus capacity, frequent sanitization in common areas, regular temperature checks, hand sanitizing at entry, more batches with reduced persons per table in dining area, and regular monitoring by doctors and paramedics.

VG Sakthikumar, MD, Schwing Stetter India, said, “We are happy to reopen our facility and commence operations. While we resume our general processes, the health and safety of our employees will continue to be our primary focus and we will do so in alignment with the latest safety protocol from the government. We are hopeful that the business will now begin to recover gradually and meet the demands of our customers.”

During the lockdown, the Schwing Stetter India had implemented a number of safety measures aimed at curbing the risk of COVID-19 infections and ensure protection of its employees. The company had also taken complete responsibility for the health and well - being of over 600 migrant by providing its workers basic amenities like food, accommodation and regular medical monitoring.

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