Kia Motors India has resumed operations at its production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh under a comprehensive regimen of safety measures. As of now, the plant is operating a single shift and operations will begin in full force only once the COVID-19 situation in the country normalises. The manufacturing plant resumed production on May 8, 2020, to cater to both domestic and export markets. Furthermore, all necessary permissions from the State Government and local municipal corporation have been taken from Kia Motors.
Commenting on the development, Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & CEO, Kia Motors India said, “As we resume production and bring processes back on track, we have introduced a comprehensive safety protocol to ensure a safe environment at our Anantapur plant to ensure all employees at our facility are protected. These are unprecedented conditions and we are committed to adapting to the new norms of the world while we work towards normalcy. Our initial focus is to keep our employees motivated, retain a positive outlook and deliver on our promises to our customers.”
To help in the battle against COVID-19, Kia Motors India had recently donated Rs 2 crore to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, along with one lakh masks to the government to support its COVID-19 control measures. The company has also distributed 50,000 masks to its dealer partners to ensure the safety of dealers and customers. Furthermore, the Korean automaker has taken up several initiatives to encourage online sales, thereby reducing physical interactions and maintaining social distancing at all times possible.