Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship of the Hinduja Group, launched a new – “All Women production Line” with 100% women employees at the Hosur plant. Ashok Leyland has set up this line with 80 women employees at their Hosur plant to promote women empowerment and attract more women to the manufacturing industry, the company said.
This is an effort by Ashok Leyland to build a more diverse workforce. Ashok Leyland has invested significantly to train and upskill them in core manufacturing skills and they will be responsible for the entire production of the new engine line.
Shenu Agarwal, Managing Director & CEO, Ashok Leyland, said, “At Ashok Leyland, diversity and inclusion have always been priorities, and we have been providing equal opportunities irrespective of gender and ethnicity. Giving women these opportunities enhances not only their lives, but also the lives of their families and the community.”
“This initiative is in line with our brand philosophy of “Koi Manzil Door Nahin”, as we aim to upskill and generate employment for these women and bring their dreams to life. At Ashok Leyland, we recognize the importance of establishing a better gender balance, and initiatives like this create a more inclusive ecosystem.” The new P15 Engine Module (Assembly and Testing) is established in H1 Unit to address the growing demand for LCV products. This new line has an annual capacity of 62,000 engines and will be operating in two shifts.