The MG Hector roll-out, according to MG Motor India, comes as a testament to the fact that there is no place for gender barriers in the modern workforce.
MG Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th MG Hector with an all-women crew in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women led the end-to-end production. The women-only teams were involved in panel-pressing of sheet metal and welding to painting jobs as well as carrying out post-production test runs.
The announcement was supported by the launch of a film titled Made by the #WomenOfMG’ which showcases the crew at work with a strong background track. It also puts out a message that ‘At MG, women don’t just get cars, they actually build them and that the company is proud of it’s 33% women workforce and aim to reach 50%.
Speaking on the development, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “MG has always been a progressive brand with diversity, community, innovation, and experiences as our cornerstones. We believe that it is something that has broadened our perspective as a brand and unlocked efficiencies in every aspect of our business operations. The rollout of our 50,000th MG Hector by an all-women crew comes as an honour to their contributions and hard work. It also demonstrates that glass ceilings no longer exist even in an erstwhile male-dominated industry such as automobile manufacturing. We believe that it will inspire more women to join the automotive industry in India and abroad.”
Taking on the mantle further, MG aims to achieve 50% gender diversity in its organization in the future and pave the way for a balanced workforce. Since its inception, as its core focus area, the brand has worked closely with the local panchayats near its Halol manufacturing plant. Doing so has encouraged more young women to work in a safe and secure environment at the MG plant.
Since 2018, MG has hired many female associates in its manufacturing facility via various initiatives. Today, these women are driving core areas of manufacturing at the facility.