MG Motor India enters into a JV with Max Ventilator to increase the production of ventilators to battle the coronavirus.
In another move to step up its contributions to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, MG Motor India has taken up another initiative on this account. The company has entered into a joint venture with Max Ventilator to increase ventilator production. Max Ventilator is a Vadodara based ventilator manufacturing company, it was founded in 1995 and is a part of A.B. Industries. Max Ventilator has been manufacturing ventilators for the past 25 years and is said to be amongst the top 25 ventilator manufacturing companies in the world.
As mentioned above, MG will be stepping in to aid in increasing ventilator production by as much as 5 times, once phase one of scaling up of production is finished, the Max Ventilator will be able to manufacture 300 units per month. MG, it aims to do so by addressing specific areas of the supply chain, IT system and manufacturing processes. Phase 2 will see the company’s ventilator manufacturing capacity go up to 1,000 units per month.
Ashok Patel, MD of A.B. Industries, Max Ventilator, said, “In such times of need, it is an admirable thing for all those capable to come forward and help in some way. As a manufacturing company of respiratory ventilators, this collaboration with MG Motor will help us to scale up the production with our teams working together hand in hand. Collaborations like these will guarantee that we meet the requirements to treat the rising COVID-19 cases in India.”
“At MG, we are committed to supporting our country’s fight against Covid-19 crisis. We understand that ventilators are the most critical requirement at this time, and we would do our best to enhance ventilator production. The collaboration comes as a result of aligned core values of both organisations and is designed to work towards the common goal of serving the communities around where our operations are based,” said, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.
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