MG Motor India has partnered with Devnandan Gases, a Vadodara-based company, to increase production of medical oxygen in the country.
As the COVID-19 cases are on the rise again across the country, several hospitals are facing a crippling shortage in the supply of oxygen cylinders. MG Motor India has stepped up for a fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Under its SEWA initiative, the carmaker has partnered with a Vadodara-based Devnandan Gases to augment the production of medical oxygen across the country. Moreover, the company followed a similar approach last year when it collaborated with Max Ventilators for increasing ventilator production.
Under this partnership, MG India aims to increase production capacity by 25 per cent in the next two weeks by addressing specific areas of the manufacturing process like infrastructure expansion and elimination of major losses with lean principles. The company further plans to increase the supply by up to 50 per cent in the future.
Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India said, “At MG, we are committed to supporting the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. As a part of our care for the communities around us, we are boosting the production of oxygen and providing support wherever possible. We had followed a similar approach last year and stabilized the ventilator production at the Max Ventilators plant in Vadodara. Now, we are focusing on enhancing oxygen production in the region, which is the need of the hour. We would like to thank the local administration for its constant support and guidance in this initiative.”
Vijaybhai Thakkar, Owner of Devnandan Gases Pvt Limited said, “We express our gratitude to MG for partnering for this noble cause. This collaboration will help us to scale our production as our teams work in unison to boost daily throughput. With MG Motor India’s support in debottlenecking the constraints, the initiative will go a long way in saving more lives in and around the region.”