Corona: Maruti Suzuki to make ventilators and masks

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has also come forward to help in this time of the corona crisis. The company has said it will help in manufacturing ventilators, masks, and other protective equipment. Maruti Suzuki has entered into an agreement with AgVa Healthcare. AgVa is an approved manufacturer of healthcare ventilators. Maruti Suzuki has aimed to build 10,000 ventilators every month.

AgVa Healthcare’s role in the agreement will be around technology, performance, sales, and other issues for the production of ventilators. Maruti Suzuki will use its suppliers for the required quantity of production treaties and components. It will also upgrade systems for production and quality control.

MSIL will arrange for all the amount invested in this production treaties. It will also take all clearances for more production treaties. MSIL will provide all these services to AgVa Healthcare for free.

Maruti Suzuki will also manufacture 3 ply masks. The company has authorized Krishna Maruti Limited for this. It is a joint venture of MSIL and Ashok Kapoor. 3. The production will be started as soon as necessary permission for the ply mask is received. The mask will be supplied to Haryana and the central government. Ashok Kapoor has said that he will give the government 20 lakh masks for free as its contribution.

Maruti’s joint venture Bharat Seats Ltd has been selected with the Relan family to manufacture protective clothing, the company says. According to Maruti, as soon as necessary approvals are received, the construction of protective clothing will start. Maruti says the safety of employees will be taken care of during the manufacture of all kinds of items.

Stacy Lopez
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