Ashok Leyland, the manufacturer of commercial vehicles, has opened a special line for making cabins with features designed for women at its Pantnagar factory, in Uttrakhand. The move comes as a part of its commitment to support gender diversity and an effort to open doors for a varied workforce and promote a fair and equal atmosphere.
This new line will meet the increasing need for big cabins in commercial vehicles. It can put together 56 cabins in one shift and will run for two shifts. The unique part of this effort is that women will lead in every area of manufacturing, including making the products, getting the materials, checking quality, and planning production.
As per an official statement to the media, the cabin trim line will be like a factory where the women will carefully assemble the painted vehicle cabins. They will add important parts such as the steering system, windows, electronic pieces, headlights and driver seats.
Furthermore, after putting these parts in, they will also test the vehicle to make sure everything works well and is safe for a comfortable driving experience. The new women-centric line at its Pantnagar plant reinforces the company’s belief in creating a more inclusive ecosystem.
Clearly, the company keeps diversity and inclusion as one of its top priorities, ensuring that irrespective of gender and ethnicity everyone has access to equal opportunities.