The local car manufacturer has delivered its first batch of face shields way ahead of schedule, but says there’s more to come within an even shorter span of time.
On the 16th of April, Proton announced that it was delivering face shields to medical frontliners with production and deliveries of Personal Protection Equipment set to take 20 days. The company has since been ahead of schedule and said it would be delivering the last of the first batch of protective equipment by today.
In acknowledging this effort, Proton Deputy CEO, Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed said, “Proton would like to thank the volunteer staff who have worked tirelessly to complete the production of face shields ahead of schedule. We would also like to credit Pos Logistics Berhad for doing an excellent job in delivering them and HICOM-Teck See Manufacturing for donating the materials needed to produce the face shield frames.”
As of 28th of April, deliveries have been made to 46 hospitals around Malaysia including those in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
But that’s not all. Proton said it would be producing a second batch of face shields in a joint effort with parent company DRB-Hicom. As the first batch went to the medical frontliners, they will now switch their attention to support the armed forces, the police and other service industries.
Another 60,000 face shields will be produced for the said parties beginning on the 4th of May, and is expected to be completed in just five days. Incredible.