shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in
the Indian auto industry.
MG MOTOR INDIA: MG
Motor India has donated 200 sustainable beds to the Covid-19 affected people
with the support of Credihealth.
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is a leading online healthcare platform to help people search for doctors and
hospitals across India. Credihealth has recently launched a Covid helpline for
asymptomatic and mild covid patients. These beds are built using hard cardboard
material and have a waterproof coating on them. They are also completely
biodegradable. MG Motor India will be procuring these beds from a Gujarat-based
company, namely Aryan Paper Mills. Since 2020, Aryan Mills has provided these
sustainable beds to the Indian Army, Bombay Municipal Corporation, Indian Navy,
and a few other private entities.
its community service umbrella MG Sewa, the carmaker is driving various
initiatives. In April 2021, it had also joined hands with Devnandan Gases Pvt.
Ltd. in Gujarat and supported in increasing the production of oxygen by 15% per
hour at one of the latter's plants in Vadodara within a week of the
partnership. It aims to increase it by 50% soon. Its Hector Ambulances also
continue to serve doctors and medical staff in their service to the nation. The
British legacy automaker is further looking at deploying Hector mobile testing
units across Vadodara soon. The carmaker is also importing oxygen concentrators
to safeguard the family members of its employees. At the same time, it is
providing free vaccination to its employees and is focused on facilitating the
same along with its dealerships as well.
MG MOTOR INDIA
EXTENDS WARRANTY AND SERVICE SCHEDULE VALIDITY : The company has also
extended the Warranty and Service Schedule Validity of all schedules due during
April and May 2021. The MG customers will now be able to avail their schedules
until 31st July 2021.
auto-extension of periodic maintenance schedules and maintenance contracts is
in line to protect the customers as well as their interests. MG aims to give
its customers added flexibility and peace of mind in the current landscape.
is the first automaker to offer the extension of warranty schedules and service
periods this year. It is also currently working on various community-driven
initiatives. Some of its latest initiatives include inoculations of its direct
and indirect employees as well as ramping up of medical oxygen production in
the new normal, MG is also providing an official car accessory - Autoplus by
Medklinn, which can be plugged in to any car’s 12V power outlet. MG Autoplus by
Medklinn gives 360° protection of your and protects you and your loved ones
24/7 from the bacteria and viruses by sterilizing the car’s air and surfaces, while
idle or on the move. It does not use any chemicals or air filters, making the
air inside your car safer and healthier in these times. It has also provided
customers with Car Care Tips during lockdown.
EXTENDS FREE SERVICE & WARRANTY PERIOD: Renault India has
announced extension on Warranty and Periodic Free Service schedules for its
customers. The extension would be applicable to free service and warranty
period expiring between April 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021. These services will be
extended up to 31st July 2021. Renault India’s 24X7 roadside assistance
continues to ensure support for its customers in case of an emergency.
INDIA YAMAHA MOTOR:
India Yamaha Motor (IYM), as a part of our Yamaha Lifetime Quality
Care approach, IS extending benefits related to service and warranty that were
committed by the company to its customers till June 30, 2021, from the date of
expiry, as a gratitude towards a long-lasting relationship with our customers.
following services will be extended:
Free service: Services expiring during the lockdown, will be extended till 30th
Normal warranty: Normal warranty expiring during the lockdown, will be extended
till 30th June 2021.
Extended warranty: Expiring during the lockdown, will be extended till 30th
Annual maintenance contract: Expiring during the lockdown, will be extended
till 30th June 2021.
BAJAJ AUTO: Bajaj Auto has created Covid care facilities
of more than 250 beds across all plant locations to serve its employees, their
families, and the community at large. The company has tied up with various
municipal corporations to set up vaccination camps to inoculate its employees
and their families. It has also announced comprehensive compassionate benefits
for mortality cases due to Covid.
company announced further support for its employees as the 2nd wave of the
Covid pandemic spreads across the country. The latest policy announcement is in
addition to several initiatives already undertaken by the company over the past
one year. Covid has shown that mental well-being of employees is as important
as physical, and they need to be cared for in a wholesome manner.
the new policy, in the unfortunate event of an employee’s death due to Covid,
his / her family will receive monetary support up to a period of two years
after their demise. The company will also assist in dependant children’s
education till graduation in any field of their choice. In addition to this,
there will be a 5-year hospitalisation insurance for all family members of the
Group’s commitment to the war against Covid was signalled by its pledge of a
total of Rs 300 crore towards various government, local administration and NGO
initiatives, including the procurement of 12 oxygen plants and several other
respiratory support equipment since the onset of the pandemic last year.
from financial contributions, Bajaj Auto had already started facilities for
tests and treatment at its multiple Covid care facilities, all equipped with professional
medical care and 24X7 monitoring. It has also extended the support of its
engineers who have worked closely with government authorities to audit the
oxygen systems at more than 70 hospitals across districts in Maharashtra to
prevent wastage of this precious resource.
the first wave, the company had started a 32-bed facility at its Akurdi plant
that operates from eight buildings and provides free treatment by trained
medical personnel. This was in addition to its other Covid centres in Waluj
(200 beds), Chakan (16-bed)and Pantnagar (15-bed). While a certain proportion
of beds are reserved for the company’s employees and its staff, the remaining
serve the requirements of the respective communities.
from June 2020, more than 4,400 tests were conducted in-house to help
employees, family members, contract workmen in early detection of infection. It
has also tied up with various municipal corporations to set up vaccination
camps to inoculate its employees and their families.
Waluj centre has been set up under the aegis of Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital. This
Covid care centre began as a 36-bed facility in June 2020 and has since been
expanded to a 200-bed facility. It was started for Bajaj Auto’s workers and
their families but now serves not just its employees but also the community
around the plant. More than 1,140 patients have recovered at this facility.
part of the initiatives in Waluj, the oxygen production project at the Primary
Health Centre– set up on behalf of Janakidevi Bajaj Foundation – was also
company has tied up with Akurdi Hospital and the Pune Municipal Corporation to
set up vaccination camps to inoculate its employees, their families, and the
extended workforce. It is also talking to vaccine providers in accordance with
the rules framed by the government for procurement of vaccines.
Auto’s initiatives to help combat Covid-19 have not been limited to creating
medical infrastructure but have also touched lives by providing food to daily
labourers and the needy since last year. It has distributed 7,500 food packets,
and continues to do so, from its Akurdi plant in response to an appeal by the
MIDC. The company has also enabled local police with motorcycles and supported
auto-rickshaw drivers with food packets during the lockdown.
ROYAL ENFIELD PLANT
SHUTDOWN: In light of the unprecedented situation owing to the
spread of COVID-19, and with an objective to prioritize safety and well-being
of its personnel, Royal Enfield decided to temporarily halt production
operations at its manufacturing facilities in Chennai, India.
company’s manufacturing operations across Thiruvottiyur, Oragadam and Vallam
Vadagal facilities will remain shut between May 13, 2021 and May 16, 2021.
During this time, the company will undertake maintenance activity at its
manufacturing plants. Given local lockdowns across states and Union Territories
impacting retail operations, the company does not foresee any significant
impact on ability to cater to demand.
Enfield teams are focused on ensuring support for employees and communities
around its facilities. The company has issued advisories to all dealerships in
India to adhere to local regulations and follow local administrative orders, as
may apply. All other employees across Royal Enfield's offices, including
corporate offices in Chennai and Gurgaon continue to work from home, until