COVID-19: Maruti Suzuki plans to manufacture 10k units of ventilators per month

28/03/2020 at 6:30 PM

New Delhi, March 28: Maruti Suzuki India today announced that it is planning to rapidly scale up production of ventilators with intention of reaching a volume of 10,000 units per month in partnership with AgVa Healthcare. In the collaboration, AgVa Healthcare will be responsible for the technology, performance and related matters for all the ventilators produced and sold by them

 According to Maruti Suzaki, “An arrangement has been entered into with AgVa Healthcare, an existing approved manufacturer of ventilators.”

The auto major on its part will use its suppliers to produce the required volume of components and use its experience and knowledge to upgrade systems for the production and quality control of the higher volumes, it added.

 Moreover, the company would also help, to the required extent to arrange financing, and obtain all permissions and approvals required to enable the higher production, the auto major said. The company would provide these services free of cost to AgVa Healthcare.

 Krishna Maruti Limited, a joint venture of MSI with Ashok Kapur, will be manufacturing 3-ply masks for supply to Haryana and the central government. Production is expected to start as soon as all approvals are received. Kapur will provide 2 million masks free of cost as his own contribution.

Bharat Seats Limited, another joint venture of MSI with the Relan family, would be manufacturing protective clothing as soon as all approvals are in place. All manufacturing units will take maximum care to protect the safety and health of the workers in accordance with the government recommended practices.

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