Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, has launched an “All Women Production Line” with 100 per cent female employees at its Hosur plant in Tamil Nadu. The initiative to introduce an all-women production line is to promote women empowerment and encourage them take up roles in manufacturing industry.
Significance of the all-women production line:
Ashok Leyland has invested significantly in training and upskilling women in core manufacturing skills. They will be responsible for the entire production of the new engine line, as the firm seeks to build a more diverse workforce, the company claimed.
As many experts have noted, initiatives like this could potentially be game changers in promoting diversity and innovation in the workplace, especially as women require support from corporations to work alongside men.
About Ashok Leyland:
Ashok Leyland Ltd. manufactures commercial vehicles and spare parts in India and Internationally. It was founded by Raghunandan Saran on September 7, 1948 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.
The company manufactures medium and heavy commercial vehicles, including buses, such as city, sub urban, inter city, school and staff and special buses; trucks for various applications, including long hauls, distribution, construction and mining; light vehicles; and defense vehicles designs, develops and manufactures specialized defense vehicles for the armed forces and other international customers.
Managing Director and CEO: Cipin Sondhi
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