Ford to supply its own face mask and shield needs | Automotive Industry News

Possessing stated before it plans to restart output at most of its principal continental European motor vehicle and motor vegetation from 4 May, Ford stated it was now making face masks in the UK and face shields at other websites in Europe for staff members functioning during the COVID-19 disaster.

Generation of individual protecting products is beneath way at facilities in the Uk, Germany, Spain and Romania.

“This is built to guarantee that [our] intention to restart original output at most of [our] principal continental European motor vehicle and motor vegetation future week does not increase to worldwide demand for this kind of individual protecting products,” the automaker stated.

The enterprise plans to raise output to satisfy demand for the comprehensive resumption of European functions, combining with a identical facility in the US to offer global coverage of face masks for its staff members worldwide.

The Dunton Campus in the UK has installed two new intent-constructed machines able of making involving 60 and ninety normal-use, disposable face masks for every moment. A few groups of 10 will work about the clock to develop the masks.

The machines were sourced from China with enable from Ford staff in that state.

The Speedy Prototyping Centre, in Merkenich, Germany, will develop all face shields using in house injection moulding machines to develop up to five,000 a day for use across Europe.

In Valencia, Spain, Ford has been using 3D printing to develop three hundred face shields for every day while in Craiova, Romania, about 10,000 face shields have already been developed for staff members and the area vendor network.