April 19, 2021

50 computer workers at Vizag plant to be girls: Yokohama Off-Freeway Tires



After witnessing many shocking outcomes from the all-women shop-floor at its Dahej plant, Yokohama Off-Freeway Tires has determined to have 50 per cent workers as girls at its upcoming plant in Vizag. The world’s main off-highway tyremaker started hiring girls for the shop-floor in September 2018, thus turning into the primary tyre firm to take action on its heavy-duty tyre shop-floor on the Dahej plant, with numerous apprehensions given the character of the work, stated Yokohama India Group Head Nitin Mantri.

“After we began hiring girls, we had been too skeptical as we had too many apprehensions. However, we had been so stunned by their promptness, productiveness which is far increased than their male counterparts and 100 per cent security on the all-women shopfloor,” Yokohama Off-Freeway Tires Director Mantri, who can be chairman of Yokohama India and CEO of ATG Tires, advised on Monday.

They rolled down the primary tyre in February 2019 after the induction and coaching programme and had been inducted into the truck and bus radial unit first after which prolonged to radial OTR (off-the-road) unit in February 2020.

Presently, 7 per cent of its whole workforce are girls, and there are 108 girls on the shopfloor, he stated including that over the subsequent two years 15 per cent of the full workforce shall be girls. “As of March, there are 108 girls on the ground, together with six supervisors who lead these two groups.”

He stated that from zero per cent girls on the shopfloor in 2017 to 7 per cent girls workforce now, the corporate goals to the touch 15 per cent by 2022. “And, our upcoming manufacturing unit in Visakhapatnam will even have 50 per cent girls workforce. These girls are answerable for manufacturing of as much as 1,200 tonnes monthly,” he stated on the event of the Worldwide Girls’s Day.

He stated that within the first section of the Vizag plant, which shall be commissioned mid-2022, there shall be 400-500 girls workers. Comparable shall be their quantity within the second section too.

The bottom-breaking for the USD 165-million Vizag plant was carried out final month and the work is in full swing, and shall be commissioned by the center of subsequent 12 months, he added.

The 1,26,000-tonne each year Dahej plant employs 2,600 individuals, whereas the 86,800 tonne Tirunelveli plant 2,300. The upcoming Vizag phase-1 may have a capability of 36,750 tonnes and would make use of round 1,000.

Yokohama Off Freeway Tires (YOHT) is the consolidated off-the-road enterprise identification of The Yokohama Rubber Co.

YOHT specialises in design, growth, manufacturing and advertising and marketing of agriculture, forestry, building, industrial, earthmoving, mining and port and different industrial tires numbering over 3,500 SKUs below the Alliance, Galaxy, Primex and Yokohama OTR manufacturers.

In January, the Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber consolidated its numerous off-highway companies into one single entity known as Yokohama Off-Freeway Tires. The group has seven crops throughout Japan (three) India (two at Tirunelveli and Dahej and third one upcoming at Visakhapatnam) one in Israel.

These two crops produce all of the three key off-highway tyre manufacturers of ATG – Alliance for agricultural equipment, galaxy for building and industrial equipment, and primex for forestry equipment and over 90 per cent of the manufacturing is exported to over 120 nations.