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Fabrication of face shields and collaboration to ramp up the manufacture of vital medical devices for hospitals
PLANO, Texas, March 27, 2020 – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) continues to assist those in need with essential supplies, emergency relief and is providing on-going support to many local organizations and non-profits. These efforts include monetary, “in-kind” donations, plus utilizing several of the company’s North American facilities to fabricate face shields while collaborating with medical device companies to speed the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other vital devices for hospitals.
“Toyota’s core value has always been to contribute to society in meaningful ways beyond providing mobility for our customers,” said Ted Ogawa, incoming CEO, TMNA. “With our plants idled and our dealers focused on servicing customers, we are eager to contribute our expertise and know-how in order to help quickly bring to market the medical supplies and equipment needed to combat the COVID crisis. Our message to the medical equipment community is we are here to help, please utilize our expertise.”
For medical device companies and related businesses seeking support in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and purchasing, all inquiries can be sent to: ToyotaMPICsupport@toyota.com
The company has also taken several actions in support of curbing the spread of the virus and helping communities across North America, including:
For a complete list of donations from our Toyota companies, employees and dealers that are helping to assist local communities, please visit Toyota’s COVID-19 page at: https://pressroom.toyota.com/toyota-donates-500000-to-the-united-way-for-covid-19-emergency-relief-needs/.
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