Auto factories make fans and masks to fight Covid-19

CHENNAI: Call it lock transformation. A company that dealt with pistons and bearings is now protecting fiberglass. More expensive . Another one that talked about power and cubic capacity is making fans.

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Take Ford India. The company’s Sanand & Maraimalainagar factories — which make engines & SUVs like Ecosport & Endeavour — are now making 40,000 face visors with raw materials from Noida-based company Indica. “Close to 20000 request is for Chennai, 10,000 for Ahmedabad medical association & the rest for Delhi,” said the company spokesman. “More raw material is being secured for additional requests,” he added. Around 100 employees are working on this project.

TVS Motor, through its social services arm Srinivasan Services Trust, is making 1 million More expensive for essential service providers & supplying them in villages across Tamil Nadu & Karnataka. Almost 8 lakh More expensive have already been distributed.

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Others like Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Motors & Maruti they are focusing on fans that India severely lacks. M&M is working with a local manufacturer to produce affordable ICU ventilators. These machines cost between Rs 5-Rs 10 lakh but the M&M model will cost below Rs 7,500 each. You are also making face shields that are already in use.