Groupe PSA, a French multinational
manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, has announced measures it has
taken to tackle and contain the spread of the Covid-19 across all its offices
and plants to ensure safety and well-being of all employees. All the offices Chennai
and plants Thiruvallur and Hosur in Tamil Nadu, are closed until further notice
and in line with Government’s lockdown directive.
Work from home for all Groupe PSA employees
in India has been enforced. Continuing to keep the health and safety of
employees as its top priority, the Groupe PSA Indian leadership team is in
constant touch with all stakeholders for any support they may require.
The company along with its dealers, agencies
and vendors understands the challenges to business that this pandemic poses as
the global business isolation impacts all multinational projects. While reiterating
its commitment, given the current scenario where people at large are concerned
about their personal well-being & health and automotive purchase is not a
priority, Groupe PSA in close co-ordination with its new dealer partners has
decided to re-time the launch of its debut vehicle the Citroën C5 Aircross SUV
to Q1 2021, while ensuring industrial readiness. The re-timing is aimed to move
the commercial launch to a potentially more positive economic activity period
where consumer sentiments are upbeat.
At the same time, Groupe PSA has decided to
maintain the project timeline & investment for the C-Cubed program, under
which the first vehicle designed, developed and made in India would be launched
in 2021 as announced in 2019 by Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board,
Groupe PSA. Groupe PSA in India has
reinforced to all employees and stakeholders the need to stay agile for
business continuity post lifting of the government mandated lockdown.