The leading utility vehicle manufacturer of the country, Mahindra and Mahindra’s Nashik manufacturing plant based in Satpur caught severe fire early in the morning due to which the production output is hampered.
Mahindra’s Scorpio division was hit by the fire and then soon it was brought under control with the help of Nashik Municipal Corporation along with brand’s own fire-fighting unit. More importantly, there were no causalities reported by the company.
A spokesperson from Mahindra said, “The fire spread across the logistics area of Scorpio unit and it was only within the plant premises. Good that no personnel in the company premises have been injured in the fire accident. Keeping the safety measures in mind, the operations in the plant have been suspended for only the first shift of the day.”
In a day, Mahindra & Mahindra rolls out 300-350 cars from its Nashik production plant. The unit manufactures models such as Bolero, Scorpio, Xylo and Verito. The work in first shift is temporary withdrawn and the production can commence soon in the second shift of the day, at about 3 pm.
Currently, the company is examining the reason behind this fire incident and also mentions that it strictly follows safety protocols and adheres to all the safety norms and processes laid down by the Government Authorities.
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