New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Limited, which is the largest carmaker, is making ventilators. But it is not doing this all alone as AgVA Healthcare is also working in collaboration with Maruti.
The first order of ventilators will get completed by May end. However, Maruti has made the first ventilator on April 11. The Chairman R C Bhargava said we will support the government in the fight against covid-19.
Maruti Suzuki And AgVA
Since Maruti Suzuki is a carmaker so it has no information and knowledge of technology to make a ventilator. But they found AgVA, a small start-up company, for this process.
AgVA is a company with little production capacity and less than two years of market presence. But the company was approved by the government so Maruti decided to work in collaboration with AgVA, Mr. Bhargava told ANI.
Regarding this collaboration, Maruti Suzuki and AgVA signed a memorandum. It was signed on 30 March. Both the companies in collaboration have manufactured 1,250 ventilators till now.
However, there was no production of a ventilator by the company until the MOU was signed. From April 11, they have started producing ventilators and 1,250 have been produced successfully.
The daily production of companies is 250-300. But it will soon reach a total of 400 ventilators. Each day ventilators are supplied to the government. Moreover, he said,” we have the capacity to produce and supply more ventilators to the government.”
So, if they want we can give 10,000 more by the end of June, said Bhargava. Both companies are working in great collaboration to speed up the production process. Their products are of good quality and they can become a major ventilator as well.
Further Contribution Of Maruti Suzuki
Besides this, Maruti Suzuki in its other joint venture making masks as well. Harayana and Gujarat are the two cities where they have supplied masks in lakhs of numbers.
Also, the company is planning to donate the masks to officers on duty and corona warriors.
Maruti Suzuki and AgVA, both are working great. Developing the ventilators on large capacity is now of national importance, Bhargava said.