Piaggio Introduces All Women Assembling Workforce For Its Electric Models

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Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL) has launched an all-women workforce for assembling Apé Electrik at the Baramati plant, Maharashtra. This plant assembles Apé E-Xtra and Apé E-City which has both swappable and fixed battery solutions.

This is the first such initiative by any coompany in the industry. All the women were trained in the usage of tools, electric vehicles, safety procedures, new technology of motor and e-box.

The company said, “Piaggio has redesigned the workplace to make it ergonomically suited for women. Piaggio believes that understanding the technology and acquiring the right skillsets are the criteria to bring employees on board and not their gender.”

Diego Graffi, Chairman and Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, said, “In line with our group philosophy, we have created an EV assembly line that is fully operated by a female workforce. I want to remark that this is only the starting point, & we have a long way to go. We will have the inclusion of more women at the assembly line, plant premises, and offices. This is not just to empower women, but also to bring workforce equality in the auto sector, which was long due.”

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Pooja Bansal, Head HR at Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd, said, “Diversity at the workplace is very important as it fosters innovation and growth. The strategy at Piaggio is to provide all women employees economic independence, parity of opportunities, which includes career development, and most importantly, escalating them to managerial and leadership positions. We intend to not only train women employees for manufacturing and the shop floor but to hire and train women employees across the business value chain.”

Providing women jobs and equal opportunities for working is important to break the stereotypes. Women today work in all aspects of life just like men.

PVPL is a 100% subsidiary of Piaggio Group, an Italian company. For H1 FY 2021-22 period, the company was the market leader with its L5N Electric 3- Wheeler Cargo segment.

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