TNI || New Delhi || 1st Dec 2021
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., a small commercial vehicle maker, has initiated an industry-first initiative.
PVPL has introduced an all-women workforce on its assembly line at the company’s Baramati facility in order to assemble the Ape Electrik range of products.
The all-women workforce will assemble all-electric models such as Ape E-City and Ape E-Xtra, that come equipped with both fixed and swappable battery options.
Piaggio significantly has inducted all these women workers from various technical institutes in and around Baramati.
It is well to be noted that they have been well trained right from safety procedures and usage of tools to the latest technology related to motor and e-box before making them enter the assembly line.
As per the company, they have made the workplace more ergonomically suited for women.
According to Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. Chairman and MD Diego Graffi, taking ahead the group’s philosophy, they have created an assembly line that is fully controlled by females.
He added that this is just the starting point, and there is still a long way to go. Piaggio, in the times to come, will have more women at the assembly line, offices, and plant premises, and this according to Graffi isn’t just for women but to also have workforce equality.
As per Pooja Bansal, PVPL, Head of Human Resources, the idea is to provide all the women economic independence, let them have career growth, and escalate them to managerial and leadership positions.