MG Motor Records 31% Women Workforce
Setting a record in auto industry, carmaker’s Halol plant employs 40% female workers at the shop floor level
New Delhi, Jan. 17: As part of its commitment towards gender diversity, MG Motor India has successfully integrated 31% women employees in its workforce; as it gears up to start production of MG HECTOR, its first SUV, from its Halol manufacturing facility in Q2 2019.
Significantly enhancing the employment of women in the automotive space, MG Motor India has set a benchmark in terms of gender-equality in its workforce by making efforts towards training and recruiting local talent from the state.
The carmaker’s Halol plant records the highest proportion of female workers at the shop floor level. The carmaker’s first vehicle to be produced in India - the highly anticipated SUV HECTOR, will have significant contribution from the female workforce of MG Motor India. Nearly 31% of its 1,200 overall employees are women, which is the highest in the automotive industry.
“From manufacturing operations to end-product contribution, the role of women in giving HECTOR a resounding launch is profound. We aim to break the glass ceiling in India as far as creating a diversified workforce is concerned, with highest percentage of female workforce in the industry,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.
MG Motor India is a future-ready organization that sets the industry benchmarks not only in terms of a young & smart work culture, but also in terms of diversity; female employees already account for 31 percent of the company’s total workforce and it plans to further increase the number of women hires in the future. With a focus on three key pillars – diversity, innovation and safety, MG Motor India is in the process of building a strong base for its future operations ahead of the MG HECTOR’s launch.