Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th Hector with an all-women crew in
Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while
celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women
led the end-to-end production.
this first-of-its-kind development, women-only teams were involved in
panel-pressing of sheet metal and welding to painting jobs as well as carrying
out post-production test runs.
Motor India has its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gujarat’s Halol
(Panchmahal district). The British legacy automaker features an
industry-leading 33% share of women in its workforce, wherein female
professionals work shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts across all
Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “MG has always
been a progressive brand with diversity, community, innovation, and experiences
as our cornerstones. We believe that it is something that has broadened our
perspective as a brand and unlocked efficiencies in every aspect of our
The rollout of our 50,000th Hector by an all-women crew
comes as an honour to their contributions and hard work. It also demonstrates
that glass ceilings no longer exist even in an erstwhile male-dominated
industry such as automobile manufacturing. We believe that it will inspire more
women to join the automotive industry in India and abroad.”
on the mantle further, MG aims to achieve 50% gender diversity in its
organization in the future and pave the way for a balanced workforce. Since its
inception, as its core focus area, the brand has worked closely with the local
panchayats near its Halol manufacturing plant. Doing so has encouraged more
young women to work in a safe and secure environment at the MG plant.
2018, MG has hired many female associates in its manufacturing facility via
various initiatives. Today, these women are driving core areas of manufacturing
at the facility. MG’s state-of-the-art Halol manufacturing facility is further
equipped with Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Robotic Process Automation
(RPA) for various workshops. RPA is used by the automaker in Body Shop for
Robotic Brazing, Paint Shop for Robotic Primer and Top Coating, and GA Shop for
Robotic Glass Glazing.
trained well, both men and women handle the machinery with equal competency.
This forward-looking approach makes MG more gender-inclusive in an otherwise
labour-intensive automotive sector.
MG plant in Halol has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles and
employs nearly 2,500 work force. Driven by its vision of CASE (Connected,
Autonomous, Shared, and Electric) mobility, the cutting-edge automaker has
augmented the across-the-board ‘experiences’ within the automobile segment
has introduced several ‘firsts’ in India including India’s first Internet SUV –
MG Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV – MG ZS EV, and India’s
first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV – MG Gloster.
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