Toyota Kirloskar Motor contributes to Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund COVID-19

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Reiterating its commitment to counter the ramifications
caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today, handed over
contributions to the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund COVID-19 and Karnataka State
Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) to rebuild lives affected by the pandemic and
bring back life to normalcy in the state. A cheque worth ₹2,00,00,000/- ( 2 crores) was
handed over to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B. S. Yediyurappa by Mr.
Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor,
Mr. Raju B. Ketkale, Deputy Managing Director Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Mr.
Deepak Kumar S Secretary of Employees Union.


Of the total sum, ₹1,3548,553, contributed by TKM, was handed over to Karnataka State
Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) while the remaining amount of ₹64,51,447,
collected from employees, was handed over to Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
COVID-19.
Speaking on the gesture, Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time
Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At this hour of crisis, Toyota stands fully
committed in support of the communities in overcoming this pandemic which has caused
unprecedented distress to humanity. Both Central and State Governments have taken
strong decisive and proactive decisions towards containment and further prevention of the
spread of Covid-19. We fully support the enormous efforts taken by them and pray that life
in the country take a speedy return to normalcy.”
Furthermore, Toyota Group companies have also donated a sum of ₹ 55,00,000 to the
Karnataka State Government.
Since the onset of the pandemic, TKM has been monitoring the fast-evolving situation and
proactively responding appropriately in accordance with needs of the community & the
Government. The company has always been at the forefront of supporting the society &
with the government in addressing critical social issues. The company along with its
multiple stakeholders have responded in multiple ways to deal with the on-going crisis.
Recently, 3000 Hazmat suits were handed over to the Government Health Volunteers in
Karnataka, 1000 essential kits to daily wage workers while benefitting over 5000

members, sanitizers & masks to police dept. This was followed by deployment of 14 buses
to support the health department in the state. TKM also supported its supplier partner,
Stump Schuele & Somappa Springs Pvt Ltd., to ramp up the production of “Face Shields"
for healthcare workers from 275 to over 10000 units per day.
Overview of TKM:
Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Systems Limited (Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar):

11%
Number of employees Approx. 6,500
Land area Approx. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area 74,000 m2
Total Installed Production
capacity

Up to 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1 st Plant:
Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Bidadi
Products Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.

Vellfire imported as CBU
Installed Production capacity Up to 1,00,000 units
Overview of TKM 2 nd Plant:
Start of Production December 2010
Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
Products Toyota Yaris, Camry Hybrid
Installed Production capacity Up to 2,10,000

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