E-bike maker Okinawa resumes manufacturing operations with 25% workforce

E-bike maker Okinawa resumes manufacturing operations with 25% workforce
Okinawa manufacturing plant
11 May, 2020

Gurugram headquartered electric bike maker Okinawa has restarted its manufacturing operations with 25% of its total workforce at the corporate office and manufacturing unit.

The development comes a month after it temporarily ceased on-premises activity due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The company also issued an advisory to its dealership network to operate with 25% staffers, a statement said. 

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The firm said it has santised the office and ensured that seating arrangements follow social distancing norms. Employees will also undergo thermal screening, be asked to wear face masks and download the Centre-backed contact tracing app Aarogya Setu.  

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Recently, Okinawa announced a hike in dealer margins from 8% to 11% per sale, to help them cope with the crisis. 

Founded by Jeetender Sharma and Rupali Sharma, Okinawa manufactures and sells a range of electric motorcycles such as Lite, Ridge and Raise. The vehicles are equipped with detachable lithium batteries, which can be charged anywhere. The company has a manufacturing facility in Rajasthan.

“As the government has announced a relaxation on economic activities, we have decided to resume business operations gradually, maintaining all the precautions. Hence, we are ensuring the safety and sanitation of all the touchpoints.  We have issued an advisory to our dealer partners and a comprehensive standard operating procedure to our workforce, in order to ensure complete safety,” managing director Jeetender Sharma said.

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