In response to a call from the government, Maruti Suzuki India Limited decided to use its capabilities for large scale quality manufacturing to enable AgVa Healthcare, a new and small start-up to scale-up ventilator production.
The first ventilator was made on April 11, within 10 days of MSIL joining with AgVa. Cumulative production has crossed 1,000 units and deliveries to M/s HLL, against their order of 10,000 ventilators will now commence. We believe we are the first enterprise to manufacture and deliver ventilators to the government and expect to complete supplies by the end of May.
The rapid scale-up has been possible due to the efforts of the MSIL team, support from several supplier partners, and especially because of the help from M/s Motherson Sumi.
Shereen Bhan caught up with Maruti chief RC Bhargava on these developments.