Royal Enfield resumed today its operation in Oragadam, Tiruvottiyur, and Vallam Vadagal, its development facilities. During the first re-start of operations in the Oragadam unit “staggered” with a minimum of staff over a single shift, operations in Tiruvottiyur and Vallam Vadagal started “phased” Installations.
“With the goal of avoiding the long-distance movement and to reduce interaction during the shipping cycle, workers from and near factories will be able to operate in these units,” said Royal Enfield, who stressed that social distancing and sanitization requirements will completely follow.
On 23 March 2020, Royal Enfield halted the manufacturing activities on all its plants in order to help deter the outbreak of the pandemic in Covid-19. “And Royal Enfield has reopened its production operations on 6 May 2020 despite the Government’s latest guidelines on the resumption of produce, construction or business activities,” said the maker of two spokes.
The other Royal Enfield offices will also remain closed, including the Chennai and Gurgaon offices and the UK Technical Centre. The employees will get to work from home.
In addition, some 120 Royal Enfield dealerships have already started partial operations, and this month the two-wheeler maker plans to hit 300. The distributors also meet strict health and social distancing requirements. Royal Enfield will also have ‘private check drives’ to ensure consumer health.
Royal Enfield’s product range presently includes Bullet, Classic, Thunderbird, Himalayan, Interceptors and Continental GT. The two-wheeler makers have expanded the warranties and free servicing validity of their bikes by 2 months following the coronavirus lock-down.