Maruti’s JV starts delivering one million triple-ply masks

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Maruti Suzuki’s seat manufacturer JV M/s Krishna Maruti has handed over the first batch of 2 lakh units of triple-ply face masks to the Gurugram Administration.  These masks are extremely vital for frontline personnel who are battling COVID-19.

After intensive efforts by engineers at Maruti Suzuki and Krishna Group, the mask was developed in a very short notice and has also obtained an approval from SITRA laboratory in Coimbatore.  Before handing over the masks, a few days of mass production was undertaken to try and test the manufacturing set up. Currently 50,000 masks are being manufactured by Krishna Maruti, ensuring the process adheres to the hygiene and social distancing norms set by the government.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “We had committed to support the Government with protection gear and masks even though the test specifications and process technology were not known. My message to all our teams was – some doctor, some nurse will be depending upon our product, so please give top priority to quality and performance testing. Mr Kapur and his team have been successful. ”