BMW India announced that it has once again started operations at their Chennai plant, in accordance with guidelines issued by local authorities. At first, less than 50 percent of the regular workforce will be a part of the local production process. All other employees will continue to work from home. Furthermore, the plant will resume its operations in a single shift until further notice.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BMW Plant Chennai has implemented several precautionary measures to create a safe working environment including remodelling of plant layout to ensure strict social distancing, individual protective gear for all employees, daily health check-ups, staggered lunch schedules, pre-packed meals and the highest level of sanitization measures.
Other than this, the National Sales Company and BMW India Financial Services, based out of BMW Group India headquarters in Gurugram, will continue to work from home. BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad Dealerships across the country will restart the operations in adherence to local government directives and advisories.