GURGAON: Maruti Suzuki joint venture Krishna Maruti has started donating a million triple-ply masks to the Haryana government, a press statement from the corporate informed on Wednesday.
Krishna Maruti is Maruti Suzuki's seat manufacturing venture with Ashok Kapur but has now actively joined the fight against coronavirus in the country. With car and car component manufacturing at a halt due to the national lockdown still continuing, Krishna Maruti has jumped in to manufacture masks which are certified by SITRA lab in Coimbatore.
While the primary lot of two lakh face masks were recently given to Haryana state officials, the target is to donate 1,000,000. the present production scale allows for 50,000 of those masks to be manufactured every day, all while maintaining social distancing norms and taking precautionary measures, says the corporate.
Maruti says that it had received an invitation from Haryana government and therefore the Centre towards the end of the month of March on whether its production infrastructure can be used for developing and producing protective face masks. "After intensive work by engineers of Maruti Suzuki and Krishna Group with almost hourly monitoring by Maruti Suzuki management and active support by Department of Textiles, Government of India the mask was finally approved by SITRA laboratory," the corporate said in its press statement.
Krishna Maruti is now aiming to further improve the standard of those masks. "We have committed 1 million masks each to Haryana and Gujarat Governments. I'm also going to import some machines and produce N-95 masks," said Ashok Kapur, Chairman, Krishna Group.
Auto companies have come out in a big way to help in the ongoing battle against coronavirus. although car and bike manufacturing remains paused, these companies are reaching out to the administration, people and societies to supply assistance.