Mahindra's Michigan plant is working on making personal protection equipment like aspiration box, face shields and even masks for healthcare workers and first-responders.
Mahindra Automotive North America's (MANA) plant in Michigan has joined the ‘Arsenal of Health’, a term that’s coined by Detroit based carmakers like General Motors, Ford and FCA, by switching to producing life-saving medical equipment to fight against COVID-19.
MANA employees at Auburn Hills are working on making aspiration box, face shields and even masks. These medical shield boxes are made from windshields, which make them durable and help protect healthcare staff when they are examining a Coronavirus patient.
“MANA's Michigan employees have taken an all-hands-on-deck approach to the COVID-19 fight. We have a company full of people who love to design and make things and they're not people who like to stand on the sidelines. We have ideas coming in from across the company and we’re looking hard at all of them,” said Rick Haas, President and CEO, Mahindra Automotive North America.
Apart from this, Mahindra has announced additional initiatives like providing and distributing free meals to Oakland County healthcare workers and first-responders.
The company has also launched the “ROXOR DELIVERS” programme that supports ROXOR dealers across the country who have had to shut down due to state mandates and consumers who are unable or unwilling to leave their homes. The programme will deliver ROXORs right to customers’ doorstep keeping in mind social distancing, of course.
MANA also stated that it will continue to work closely with the State of Michigan, its Congressional Delegation, National Association of Manufacturers, Michigan Manufacturer’s Association, Oakland County and others to continually evaluate what it can do to contribute to the COVID-19 fight.