Ford of Mexico will join the fight against COVID-19 with the production of 100,000 face shields to be distributed to healthcare workers in Mexico and Central America. Production begins on Apr. 27 at the Chihuahua Engine Plant.
Called the Mexico Project, the face shield initiative will provide support for Mexican society in the face of the global pandemic that afflicts the country. Ford will use its manufacturing expertise to quickly ramp up production to provide healthcare workers urgently needed personal protective equipment that will help them prevent the spread of COVID-19.
"The Mexico Project will help allow Mexico to emerge victorious from this pandemic, and for Ford to make a difference,” said Héctor Pérez, CEO & President of Ford of Mexico. “We have set up a training program for workers to help accelerate production and quickly bring support to those who need us most today."
Health and safety measures will be implemented in the production area to keep employees safe as they work.
· 20,000 shields will be donated to government health institutions in the states of Chihuahua, Sonora, Guanajuato and the State of Mexico, regions where Ford has a presence.
· 60,000 shields will be delivered to the Federal Government to be distributed among health personnel, doctors and specialists who are on the front lines caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
· 20,000 face shields will benefit the Central American countries that depend on the Mexico operation.