Schwing resumes operations in its Chennai facility post lockdown


Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country’s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has today resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19. The announcement follows the recent relaxation rules put by the government and the necessary permissions granted by the state authorities. 

Production has already commenced at the facility. The facility will now run with the required workforce to meet the initial production demand, and will follow all the government’s directives on business operations. This includes guidelines on social distancing, adjusted shift timing to reduce crowd, reduced bus capacity, frequent sanitization in common areas, regular temperature checks, hand sanitizing at entry, more batches with reduced persons per table in the dining area, and regular monitoring by doctors and paramedics.

Speaking about the announcement, Mr.V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India said, “We are happy to reopen our facility and commence operations. While we resume our general processes, the health and safety of our employees will continue to be our primary focus and we will do so in alignment with the latest safety protocol from the government. We are hopeful that the business will now begin to recover gradually and meet the demands of our customers.”

Mr.V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India

During the lockdown, the Schwing Stetter India had implemented a number of safety measures aimed at curbing the risk of COVID-19 infections and ensuring protection of its employees. The company had also taken complete responsibility for the health and well – being of over 600 migrants by providing its workers basic amenities like food, accommodation and regular medical monitoring.

About Schwing Stetter India Private Limited (SSIPL):

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100% subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a 1.30 billion USD German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group. Schwing Stetter is a pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling. Schwing Stetter (India) Private Limited manufactures concrete batching plants, concrete placing booms, concrete pumps, truck mounted concrete boom pumps, shotcreting machines, concrete truck mixers for transporting readymade concrete to construction sites, concrete truck mixers with concrete pumps, concrete recycling plants, plastering pumps, self-loading concrete mixers, self-propelled concrete mixers and sludge pumps. Schwing Stetter (India) sells and services equipment like concrete pavers, curb and gutter machine, aerial working platform, all terrain crane, cold milling machine, crawler crane, excavator, horizontal directional drilling, motor grader, rotary drilling rig, tower crane, truck crane and wheel loader are our various newer range of equipment that have been launched recently from GOMACO and XCMG. We cater to the requirement of infrastructure developers and also act as an OEM supplier to various cement companies who offer ready mix concrete. Schwing Stetter has its manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, India supported by sales and service centers in France, Netherlands, Austria and Sweden as well as representations in more than 150 countries Worldwide.