Taking a big leap in forming an equitable job environment for women, Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal has said that its electric scooter factory will run entirely by women and employ over 10,000 women at full scale.
In a blogpost, Aggarwal said that the company welcomed the first batch of women employees this week and “at full capacity”. The factory will be run by 10,000 women employees, making it the world’s largest factory exclusively operated by women. He said that this is the first of a kind initiative undertaken by Ola to create more workforce opportunities for women.
Taking it to his social media handle, Aggarwal disclosed the announcement in a tweet saying, “Aatmanirbhar Bharat needs Aatmanirbhar Women, proud to share that the Ola Futurefactory will be run entirely by women, 10,000+ at full scale. It will be the largest all-women factory in the world”.
Bhavish Aggarwal also said that the company has invested significantly to train and upskill women with core manufacturing skills as they will be responsible for the entire production of every vehicle manufactured at Ola Futurefactory.
Ola had announced a Rs 2,400 crore investment last year for setting up its first electric scooter factory in Tamil Nadu. The company has envisioned that it would start manufacturing 10 lakh vehicles annually and then enlarge its scale to 20 lakh based on market demand.