Ola Electric FutureFactory will be all-women global plant, employs 10,000 women
On September 13, 2021, Ola’s co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal disclosed that Ola’s electric scooter factory will be run completely by women. In this regard, the company will employ over 10,000 women at full capacity.
Aggarwal tweeted, “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!!”
Adding to that, his blog post revealed that the company received and welcomed its first batch this week and “at full capacity, FutureFactory will employ over 10,000 women, making it the world’s largest women-only factory and the only all-women automotive manufacturing facility globally.”
He conveyed how the company has worked remarkably in training them in key manufacturing skills. Employed women will take charge of the responsibility for the entire vehicle production at Ola FutureFactory.
Spotlighting the women’s role, he said, “Enabling women with economic opportunities improve not just their lives but that of their families and indeed the whole community. In fact, studies show that just providing women parity in the labor workforce can grow India’s GDP by 27 percent.” He portrayed the significance of women’s employment and how it can contribute to the company’s growth. He said, “For India to be the world’s manufacturing hub, we must prioritize upskilling and generating employment for our women workforce.”
Ola Electric claims to be the ‘future of mobility’ with the high rising demand in Ola Electronic Scooters. Undoubtedly, the 2,400 crore worth factory has the potential of producing one scooter each second. It launched its S1 and S1 Pro at Rs. 99,999 and Rs. 1,29,999 respectively which astonishingly pulled off over one lakh bookings within 24 hours. On September 8, 2021, Ola Electric joined the banks and financial institutions for disbursing loans to its customers. “We have tied up with all the major banks and (financial institutions)…we will have many of them live starting September 8 and then others will be live soon after,” said Varun Dubey, Chief Marketing Officer of Ola Electric.