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CEAT Tyres extends support to fight against COVID-19

· Ties up with All India Truck Worker's Association (AITWA), Bombay Goods & Transport Association (BGTA) and Western Union LPG Association (WULA) to sanitize trucks, delivering essential goods across Mumbai
· Daily distribution of food packets across Mumbai, Nashik, Chennai, Vadodara, Jaipur and Jabalpur
· COVID-19 Warriors – RPG Foundations’ heroes helping and supporting people who have been most affected by the pandemic

New Delhi, 14th April 2020: CEAT Tyres Ltd under the leadership of RPG Foundation has initiated a sanitization drive of trucks, delivering essential goods across Mumbai amidst the ongoing pandemic. CEAT has partnered with All India Truck Worker's Association (AITWA), Bombay Goods & Transport Association (BGTA) and Western Union LPG Association (WULA) to sanitise trucks across various vehicle loading point such as Nhavasheva, Mahul, Jasai and area around the airport, which are key points of entry/exit of vehicles that bring goods to the city. The sanitization drive includes sanitization of the truck cabin, distribution of face masks, sanitizers and food packets to the drivers and cleaners. Such a sanitization drive will ensure safety and wellbeing of the drivers that could aid in containing potential cases of the novel corona virus. So far, sanitization drive has been carried out for over 811 trucks and the plan is to cover 1000 truck by the end of 19th April 2020. 

To reach out to the needy people during this lockdown, CEAT has also initiated voluntary distribution of food packets across India. So far, more than 68,500 food packets have been distributed in Mumbai, Nashik, Chennai, Vadodara, Jaipur and Jabalpur with an average of 5,800 freshly cooked food packets distribution on a daily basis during this critical time.

RPG Foundation is also proud of their COVID-19 Warriors who are relentlessly working towards reaching the common goal of ensuring safety and wellbeing of people around them. The COVID-19 Warriors are employees from the RPG Group who have been distributing food and masks across the plant and corporate office regions either with the help of company or at their own expense. Some of the employees have also conducted programs to increase awareness on the precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of the deadly corona virus.

Commenting on the support, Mr Arnab Banerjee, Chief Operating Officer – CEAT Tyres Ltd said “CEAT Tyres along with RPG Foundation and other relevant authorities has undertaken various tasks with a commitment towards helping the society in every possible manner to fight this pandemic. The sanitisation drive, distribution of food packets and deployment of our ever ready COVID-19 Warriors are all initiatives that are aimed at providing essential care during these unprecedented times.”

About CEAT Ltd 
CEAT, the flagship company of RPG Enterprises, was established in 1958. Today, CEAT is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers and has a strong presence in global markets. CEAT produces over 15 million tyres a year and offers the widest range of tyres to all segments and manufactures world-class radials for heavy-duty trucks and buses, light commercial vehicles, earthmovers, forklifts, tractors, trailers, cars, motorcycles and scooters as well as auto-rickshaws.

About RPG Enterprises

RPG Enterprises, established in 1979, is one of India’s fastest-growing business groups with a turnover of US$ 4 Billion. The group has diverse business interests in the areas of Infrastructure, Tyres, Pharma, IT and Specialty as well as in emerging innovation led technology businesses.

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