Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

Okinawa is one of the leading electric two-wheeler brands in the country. The EV manufacturer has announced resuming operations with a 25 per cent workforce at its corporate office and manufacturing unit.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

The company has also stated that it will maintain safety measures at the workplace, manufacturing unit, and at the dealerships, as it resumes business activities. Okinawa has issued strict guidelines to its dealership network to be followed while resuming operations during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

The guidelines issued by the brands include dealerships to operate with 25 per cent staff as well. Additionally, all products will be sanitized before getting dispatched from the assembly at the manufacturing unit to dealer partners. The dealers will also sanitize products once the goods are received from the manufacturing plants.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

The dealerships will also monitor the customers and workforce to ensure the safekeeping. These include thermal screening, wearing masks, gloves and other necessary protective equipment. Also, all the dealerships re-opening in orange and green zones will be disinfected on a daily basis.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

At the corporate office, Okinawa is taking precautionary measures by working on seating arrangements of the employees to maintain social distancing. The brand has also made use of Aarogya Setu mobile application and other protective equipment for its employees.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

The company will also conduct Covid-19 awareness sessions every day for its employees. Additionally, the company has prepared a special team to transport the employees to the hospital in case of any medical emergency, and further to the Government quarantine center, if found positive.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

Speaking about the guidelines, Jeetender Sharma, Managing Director, Okinawa, said, "In this unfortunate scenario for the entire nation, Okinawa as a responsible brand is taking all the possible measures to safeguard its workforce, dealer partners, and customers. We along with the Government need to work in sync to sail through these challenging times. We have issued an advisory to our dealer partners and a comprehensive standard operating procedure to our workforce, in order to ensure complete safety."

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

In related news, Okinawa had showcased a maxi-electric scooter at the 2020 Auto Expo, called the Okinawa Cruiser. The company is yet to announce the launch date for the new scooter. However, Okinawa has revealed the specs of the Cruiser maxi-electric scooter ahead of its launch — here are all the details.

Okinawa Resumes Production At 25 Percent Capacity After Lockdown Relaxations

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Okinawa is resuming operations at its manufacturing facility, corporate office, and dealerships across the country in a phased manner. This will ensure less contact and maintain social distancing, which is essential for resuming operations during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 11:39 [IST]
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