Staying true to its Promise to Care, Kia Philippines is preparing to re-open dealer operations once the lifts the quarantine this May. The Ayala-owned Korean carmaker’s Philippine subsidiary is also putting in place measures that will ensure the health and safety of its employees, business partners, customers and the general public.
“Kia Philippines completely supports our national government’s effort to stop the spread of the virus with the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine at critical locations until May 15, and with other areas placed under General Community Quarantine after April 30. Some dealers may resume operations but taking into account the adjustments needed to adhere to the “new normal” of conducting business and person-to-person interaction,” said Manny Aligada, President of Kia Philippines.
“Our dealer network must strictly follow the safety protocols, guidelines and regulations issued by the government’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). As we prepare for the resumption of dealer operations, we assure everyone that our showrooms and facilities are safe for both our employees and customers,” he further stressed.
The Kia Philippines’ Post-ECQ Dealer Preparation Guidelines involve a thorough checklist of what items and places should be cleaned, along with the type of cleaning agents and materials to be used. It covers procedures from the vehicles (display, test drive, and serviced) to the offices and customer and reception areas.
A 9-Step Guide to Facility Preparation was issued before allowing employees to report for work. This involved disinfecting all areas and maintaining regular sanitation practices, posting proper markings for physical distancing (about 2 meters), installing sanitizing and handwashing solutions at strategic locations, ensuring that all areas were properly ventilated, among other guidelines.