Fiat Chrysler Cars to supply face masks for healthcare employees
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is committed to ensuring that those at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic make and donate over 1 million protective face masks per month. Production capacity will be installed this week and the company will begin manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks. The first distribution takes place in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
The FCA is to donate the face masks to the police, rescue workers and fire services, as well as to employees in hospitals and clinics. This action is the first in a diverse global program developed by the company using manufacturing, supply chain and engineering expertise to support the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Mike Manley, CEO of the FCA, commented on this initiative as follows: “Protecting our first responders and healthcare workers has never been more important. In addition to the support we give to increase ventilator production, we have established contacts across the healthcare industry and it was very clear that there was an urgent and critical need for face masks. We have pooled the FCA Group's resources to immediately focus on installing production capacity for mask manufacturing and helping the most needy at the forefront of this pandemic. "
The FCA will work together with national, regional and city authorities to ensure that the donated face masks are directed to the people and facilities most in need. The company will announce further measures related to the fight against the corona virus in the coming days.