New Delhi, May 11 2020: Leading Indian mobile phone maker, Lava, has resumed production at its manufacturing facility in Noida.
The company has started operating with 20% per cent of its production capacity, post receiving an approval from the state authorities. 600 out of its 3500 workforce have resumed work.
Lava has arranged special buses for the transportation of its employees. Lava is also encouraging its employees to practice basic hygiene and social distancing both inside and outside the company’s premises. Some other stringent measures that the company is taking to ensure the safety of it workers includes regular health check-ups, fumigation and sanitization of its premises.
Says Sanjeev Agarwal, Chief Manufacturing Officer of Lava: “We welcome government’s move to permit mobile phone companies to resume operations. Though, we might face some challenge due to the delayed availability of manpower and materials, we have sufficient inventory to maintain the pace of our production for the initial period. We are also expecting our components partners to open their factories soon. Meanwhile, we have accelerated our efforts towards the localization of components to reduce our dependency on other countries.”
Lava's Noida factory was shut when the government announced the nationwide lockdown in March to contain the spread of coronavirus.