As Malaysia continues its fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, national automaker PROTON is stepping up to the plate again to do its part to support the country’s frontliners.
Following the loan of 50 units of the Proton X70 to the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Company will now produce face shields, an important component of a health worker’s Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) attire.
Production is set to begin on 13 April at PROTON’s headquarters in Shah Alam with assembly to be undertaken by staff members who volunteered their services. The target is to produce 60,000 face shields and the total production time is estimated to be approximately 20 days.
“The face shields will be delivered in batches and we will work closely with the Ministry to distribute them according to the level of need in each district,” said Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of PROTON.
Following the regulations set by the Movement Control Order (MCO), PROTON has obtained permission from the authorities for a small number of staff to work on the face shield production line at Shah Alam. Their movement and working hours will be monitored to ensure compliance to distancing rules.
“To keep within the MCO rules, PROTON has limited the number of staff involved in the production process. The safety of everyone is of the utmost importance and therefore social distancing and sanitising practices will be strictly enforced on the production line,” added Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed.