MYSURU: Leading tyre maker JK Tyre & Industries Ltd partially resumed operations at its global research and development (R&D) hub in Karnataka's Mysuru, following Covid-19 induced guidelines, a representative said on Friday.
"We partially resumed operations at our global R&D hub, christened Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence at Mysuru after the easing of lockdown norms for the manufacturing sector," the official said during a statement here.
Mysuru is 150 km southwest of Bengaluru in the southern state.
The R&D centre houses the newest technologies and techniques to put India on the worldwide innovation map.
The Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer and Tyre Research Institute alongside the R&D centre focus on competitive technologies for tyres and polymers for catering to the emerging needs of consumers.
The company has also commenced graded production at its Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Kankroli (Rajasthan) and Laksar (Uttarakhand) plants through its Cavendish Industries subsidiary.
"The plants will operate with restricted manpower while making sure of safety, sanitisation and social distancing. Except for the essential staff, all other employees will work from home until further notice," said the statement.
Keeping the well-being of employees in mind in the resumption roadmap, the corporate has prepared a basic operating procedure manual, as mandated by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and shared with employees and provide chain partners before resuming operations.
"As we are passing through a challenging phase, it's imperative we take steps to attain the proper balance again. While we recommence production, safety and well-being of our employees and communities are at the centre of our resumption plan," said Chairman Singhania on the occasion.
Singhania also hoped that the economy and business ecosystem would gradually recover in the coming months.
A pioneer of radial technology, the corporate claimed to be a market leader in the truck-bus radial segment.