Apollo Tyres’ manufacturing facilities in Kerala, India – in Perambra and Kalamassery – are now nearing normal production operations after heavy flooding in the state, which had left employees unable to travel to work. The equipment and the property were undamaged, and all employees unharmed.
The production loss caused by the flooding is calculated to be approximately 3,000 metric tonnes. The consequential loss of profit is considered insignificant and production loss is covered under insurance.
Apollo Tyres, in its efforts toward re-building Kerala, has sent four truck-loads of cleaning kits (comprising disinfectants, detergents, scrubbers, rodent killers, etc, as well as first aid kits).
The company has also engaged with relevant agencies for waste removal from affected houses, and for its safe disposal.
The tire maker also deployed two mobile healthcare vans in Kochi, which along with a team of doctors and paramedics and an adequate supply of medicines, is addressing the immediate healthcare needs in nearby areas.
This is in addition to the company’s direct monetary contribution to the chief minister’s Disaster Relief Fund.