Mahindra's Pithampur plant begins assembling face shields

by Ajit Dalvi 09 Apr 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra is gradually expanding its operation of lending a helping hand to the country-wide effort of combating the spread of coronavirus. The latest news is that the company's two-wheeler manufacturing plant at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, which rolls out the Jawa brand of motorcycles, has begun assembling face shields.

This was confirmed in a tweet yesterday by Prakash Wakankar, who is in charge of the Mahindra Group's International Operations for Farm Equipment and Global Two-Wheeler Business.

With this, the company has increased the volume of assembled face shields. It may be recollected that on March 30, M&M began assembling of the face shield, developed from a design sourced from Ford Motor Corporation, at its Kandivali plant in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The face shields fully block the face and eyes from accidental contact with liquids. The ongoing Mahindra and Ford collaborative effort is a good example of a set of automotive industry alliance partners contributing to the fight against coronavirus.

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