Faurecia engages around the world in efforts to contain COVID-19
At sites around the world, Faurecia is engaged in supporting efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The Faurecia community is providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline service staff, focusing on regions most affected by the virus.
Here’s a quick look at some of these initiatives:
In Puebla, Mexico, Faurecia has partnered with Volkswagen to produce 70,000 face masks and 6,000 gowns destined for hospitals in New York City, one of the global epicenters of the pandemic. The facility, which usually produces fabrics and materials for automotive seating, is now able to produce approximately 250,000 masks and 50,000 gowns a week
In Rayong, Thailand, Faurecians are producing 300 face shields for Pluak Daeng hospital, which serves the Rayong community. The same approach has been taken by R&D centers in Bavans and Magny Vernois, France, where staff are producing face shields for area hospitals using 3D printers.
Finally, at sites in Columbus, USA; Trnava, Slovakia; and Valencia, Spain where 3D printers are available, staff are also using materials at their disposal to produce face shields for frontline workers in their respective regions and communities.