Toyota as the world’s largest automotive brand, has committed its production facilities into producing face shields for distribution to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Toyota is currently going full-scale into the production of medical face shields in Japan. According to Toyota, they are expanding its production capacity from 500 to 600 units per week by approximately 20 times to start production of 40,000 units per month. Toyota plans to further expand in-house production to approximately 70,000 pieces per month
The major Toyota production facilities like Miyagi Prefecture, Toyoda Gosei, Daihatsu and Hino Motors have started production of face shields. The face shields will be provided to medical facilities.
Additionally, Toyota plans to produce 10,000 face shields per month (approximately 500 units per day) from 29 April.
Toyota has positioned this initiative for supporting the around-the-clock efforts of the frontlines of the medical sector, which are working hard to diagnose and treat patients for the pandemic.
Going forward, Toyota intends to prioritize the provision of the medical face shields it produces to medical facilities and local governments.
Toyota is committed to do what they can to help efforts on the frontlines of treatment and in limiting the further spread of the pandemic.