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COVID19 impact: Maruti Suzuki collaborates with oxygen generation plant manufacturers to boost output

Tuhin Guha Updated: May 10, 2021, 08:01 PM IST

Maruti Suzuki has begun working with two firms that manufacture oxygen generation plants in the NCR region to boost these firms' outputs and help meet the heavy demand for these plants in the second COVID19 wave. Maruti will also procure these oxygen generation plants from these firms and donate them.

The carmaker and its vendors are working with Airox Nigen Equipments Pvt Ltd and SAM Gas Projects Pvt Ltd to scale up production from 5 to 8 plants a month to an almost 10-fold increase. At Airox' plant in Ahmedabad, an MSIL vendor SKH Metals is supporting the project. Production has already increased to 4 units a day and a monthly increase in production to 50 to 60 units is expected. MSIL has also arranged imports of zeolite, a material critical to the production of these plants while compressors have also been supplied.

With SAM Gas projects, production is expected to increase to 20 to 30 plants a month with the help of  JBML, another Maruti Suzuki vendor.

This initiative is being coordinated and monitored by Maruti Suzuki's top management while a separate team is working to ensure the plants being manufactured are installed and commissioned as quickly as possible.

In other news, the company has also extended the plant shutdown to May 16 across its Gurgaon, Manesar and Gujarat facilities. in view of the worsening COVID19 situation in the country and the continuing state-level restrictions.

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