Mahindra & Mahindra Manufacturer: Automobile giant Mahindra & Mahindra fights a multi-faceted war in the face of the coronavirus epidemic. The company has been working on making ventilators and face shields in its manufacturing facilities. The top management also said that they are willing to help anyone who wants to make face masks in this battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to the initiative a Mumbai based start-up that makes sanitary napkins asked for Mahindra’s to modify their machines to make 3-ply masks. And in 4 days flat Mahindra engineers have responded to the call and set up a manufacturing line inside Mahindra’s Kandivali plant in Mumbai.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra shared the good news on Twitter. He said the manufacturing of these 3-ply masks will start on Friday and within ten days the production will be ramped to make 10,000 masks per day. He also shared these masks are UV sterilized and have a bacteria filter efficiency of 99.95%. A video of the Mahindra & Mahindra manufacturing process also shared by him.
Contd. – Video shows the plant ready to start production of these 3-ply masks from tomorrow. Will ramp up to 10,000 per day in 10 days. Filter layer with Bacteria filter efficiency of 99.95%. UV sterilised. @saral_designs @anandmahindra @MahindraRise pic.twitter.com/SkdPHpNdZF
— Pawan K Goenka (@GoenkaPk) April 2, 2020
Saral designs startup founder Suhani Mohan also shared her thoughts on how Mahindra helped them achieve this success in record time. From her first email to Anand Mahindra, she thanked the entire Mahindra automotive team for being extremely supportive in starting the development of 3-ply masks in 8 days.
She also said that in these testing times if you have to go far, you have to go together.