Maruti Suzuki on Saturday announced that it has entered into an arrangement with AgVa healthcare to augment the production of ventilators, masks and other protective equipment.
“An arrangement has been entered into with AgVa Healthcare, an existing approved manufacturer of ventilators. MSIL would work with AgVa Healthcare to rapidly scale up production of ventilators.
The intention is to reach a volume of 10,000 units per month,” the company said in a statement.
Maruti Suzuki also revealed that the company would be responsible for the technology, performance and related matters for all the ventilators produced and sold by them.
“MSIL would use its suppliers to produce the required volume of components and use its experience and knowledge to upgrade systems for the production and quality control of the higher volumes,” the company revealed.
“Any other assistance required would also be provided,” the company added.
“MSIL would also help, to the required extent to arrange to finance, and obtain all permissions and approvals required to enable the higher production,” it said.
“MSIL would provide these services free of cost to AgVa Healthcare,” the further said.
Moreover, Krishna Maruti Limited which is a joint venture of Maruti Suzuki with Ashok Kapur would be manufacturing 3-ply masks for supply to the Haryana and Central governments.
“Production is expected to start as soon as all approvals are received. Ashok Kapur will provide 2 million masks free of cost as his own contribution,” it added.
Bharat Seats Limited, a joint venture of Maruti Suzuki with the Relan family, would be manufacturing protective clothing.