Remember Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) pledge to produce face masks to help battle COVID-19? Well, it seems production is already in full swing.
Initially, the carmaker set its sights on producing one million masks a month. But after reaching its target in just 10 days of production, FCA has now increased its monthly quota to three million. Nonetheless, the company has said that it will continue to manufacture these face masks as long as it is needed.
Among the face masks manufactured by FCA so far, 200,000 will be sent to India, and donations to China, US, Indonesia, Australia, and the Philippines will follow shortly. For its part, Auto Nation Group—the official distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles in our market—has said that it plans to donate these FCA-produced face masks to the Philippine government. The said face masks are expected to arrive locally in June.
“We all have a role to play in supporting those people and countries most in need at this time,” said FCA APAC Region chief operating officer Max Trantini. “Following an evaluation of the ways that we could rally our internal talent and resources, we quickly identified an opportunity to contribute to the global demand for protective face masks.”