Ford Mexico to produce 100,000 facial shields for medical personnel

CHIHUAHUA — Ford Mexico announced the start of the production of facial shields at its plant in Chihuahua, to support Mexican society in the face of the global pandemic that afflicts the country.

Said production will be called “Proyecto Mexico”, as part of its commitment to keep the country moving, and with which it intends to provide its manufacturing capabilities to rapidly increase the development of this medical material and thus keep the country’s engine running and help health services prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Starting its operations in 1983 and with a total production capacity of 700,000 engines per year, the Motores de Chihuahua facility was designated to carry out the production of the safety equipment.

Employees of Ford Mexico have the capacity, experience and knowledge of production and assembly of high potential, making them the key pieces to quickly achieve large-scale production and thus help as soon as possible in the protection of medical personnel.

Ford Mexico aims to produce 100,000 face shields within the next few days and as needed increase production in the coming weeks. The distribution of these face shields will be divided into three:

-20,000 of them will be donated to government health institutions in the states of Chihuahua, Sonora, Guanajuato and the State of Mexico, regions where Ford has a presence in the country.

-At the same time, another 60,000 of these shields will be delivered to the Federal Government in order to be distributed among health personnel, doctors and specialists who are on the front line of care for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

-As part of Ford’s operations in Mexico, are the countries of Central America. These will benefit from 20,000 face shields that complete this first stage of the “Proyecto Mexico”.

Source: Cluster Industrial