The Ola Electric factory in Tamil Nadu, called the Ola Futurefactory, has accomplished multiple feats.
It is not only the world’s largest facility for electric scooters, but is also the largest to be run entirely by women anywhere in the world.
This is all the more significant to the country where women participation in the local manufacturing industry stands at just 12%.
A ‘Future Factory’
The facility produces the Ola Electric S1 and S1 Pro scooters.
Upon reaching its full capacity of 10,000, it will be able to manufacture two million units per year.
The women will be joined at work by 5,000 robots and automated guided vehicles.
Apart from the Indian market, it will also serve global markets such as the US where deliveries will begin from next year.
CEO Bhavish Aggarwal celebrated the achievement on Twitter, saying “Aatmanirbhar Bharat requires Aatmanirbhar women! Proud to share that the Ola Futurefactory will be run ENTIRELY by women, 10,000+ at full scale! It’ll be the largest all-women factory in the world!”
He also spoke about the company’s plans to bring women’s work on par with their male counterparts.
He cited studies stating that giving women parity in the labor workforce can grow India’s GDP by 27%.
Providing Economic Opportunities
To the end, it has made big investments in training and upskilling in core manufacturing skills.
This will help these women be responsible for the entire production at Ola Futurefactory.
These economic opportunities for women will not just improve their lives as individuals but also their families and the community at large.
Scooters To Be Delivered Directly
The firm is charting a new course for the industry in yet another fashion.
Its debut product, the S1 electric scooter, will fulfil its entirely-online placed orders and will be delivered directly to home.
It is forgoing any plans of setting up an on-ground dealer network