Finolex Pipes and Gulf Oil Lubricants collaborate with Pune Police to commemorate Road Safety Week

·         Organized 36km ‘Road Safety Rally’ in Pune

·         Over 400 police officers and 200bikers participated in the drive

Chandigarh, 16 January 2017: In their mission to create road safety awareness and implement measures to reduce accidents, Mukul Madhav Foundation, the strategic CSR partner of Finolex Pipes, along with Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd (GOLIL),with the cooperation of PunePolice and Traffic Police Department, Pune,organized a 36km Road Safety Rally to commemorate ‘Road Safety Week’.

The rally was flagged off by dignitaries including Ms. Rashmi Shukla, Pune Police Commissioner; Mr. Anil V Whabi, Director Finance, Finolex Pipes; and Mr. Ravi Chawla, Managing Director, GOLIL. Over 400 police officers and 200 bike enthusiasts from prominent biker groups participated and supported drive.

To reinforce the importance of safety gear among riders, the two companies distributed over 1600 helmets and face masks to the Pune Police officials during the rally. The volunteers and participants of the rally sensitized locals to follow traffic rules and regulations for smooth and congestion free driving experience.

Speaking on the initiative, Ms. Ritu Chhabria, Director- Finolex Industries Ltd. and Managing Trustee- Mukul Madhav Foundation, said,“This helmet drive has been a unique collaboration between two corporates coming together for the common social cause of encouraging safety for the Pune police force. Finolex, as an organization, has an existing association with the Pune Police, by way of extending support with the upgradation of hospital equipment at the Pune Police Hospital. This initiative is only another way of showing solidarity where required.”

Speaking on the occasion, Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner of Police, Pune said,“Following traffic rules is a matter of our own security and security of our loved ones, to avoid accidents, damage to vehicles and life, disturbances to public and for setting a good example for our citizens. Traffic rules are very simple and following these rules should start from within. If you love your family, we urge you to follow traffic rules and discipline while riding and driving.”

“As more people embrace personal mobility as the preferred means of transport, adherence of road safety is a priority for all of us. We salute the exemplary role played by the traffic police in ensuring discipline on the roads— indeed their endurance and sacrifice to keep us safe sets a precedent for all the citizens to be respectful of the rules and regulations governing the Indian roads. On this Road Safety Week, each one of us can pledge towards making India the country with the lowest road fatalities in the world”, said Mr. Ravi Chawla, Managing Director- Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd.

Policemen at the bike rally organised by Mukul Madhav Foundation & Gulf Oil-min
 Policemen at the bike rally organised by Mukul Madhav Foundation & Gulf Oil

Mrs. Ritu Chhabria, Director- Finolex Industries Ltd. and Managing Trustee- Mukul Madhav Foundation at the Safety Week Bike Rally in Pune-
Mrs. Ritu Chhabria, Director- Finolex Industries Ltd. and Managing Trustee- Mukul Madhav Foundation at the Safety Week Bike Rally in Pune-

About Finolex Industries Ltd.

Finolex Industries Limited, headquartered in Pune, is the market leader in the supply of PVC pipes & fittings for the agriculture and non-agricultural sector that includes housing, industry and construction. Through their unique expertise, they have been able to focus on the concept of water management, which will become even more crucial in the coming years.

Finolex is India’s largest backward integrated PVC Pipes and Fittings’ manufacturer with a production capacity of 2, 50,000 MT per annum. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing plants at Ratnagiri, Urse in Pune and Masar in Gujarat help to provide significant resources to better serve customers. Finolex’s resin manufacturing facility in Ratnagiri, set in technical collaboration with Uhde GmbH, Germany with Hoechst technology, and spread across an area of 650 acres of land, provides a consistent supply of superior quality resin to their plants which guarantees top line quality products. The open sea cryogenic jetty, the first of its kind in the Indian private sector, has been the hallmark of their PVC complex. Finolex is the first Indian PVC Pipes manufacturer to have been awarded the IS/ISO 9001-2008 certification.

About Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd.

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited (GOLIL), part of Hinduja Group, is an established player in the Indian lubricant market. It markets a wide range of automotive and industrial lubricants, greases, 2-wheeler batteries, etc. Today, the Gulf brand is present in more than 100 countries across five continents with values of 'Quality, Endurance & Passion' as its core attributes. The Gulf Oil International Group's core business is manufacturing and marketing an extensive range consisting over 400 performance lubricants and associated products for all market segments.