We decided to use our resources to help increase their nonprofit production, he said.

Maruti Suzuki India said on Sunday that it had partnered with two NCR-based companies – Airox Nigen Equipments Pvt Ltd and SAM Gas Projects Pvt Ltd – to help them boost production from PSA oxygen generating plants.

He said both companies were inundated with orders but only had the capacity to manufacture 5-8 factories per month. “We decided to use our resources to help increase their production … While technology, quality and performance, as well as all commercial matters, would remain the responsibility of both companies, MSIL and its suppliers would use their capacities to rapidly increase production. “

Maruti Suzuki’s involvement will be non-profit.

“Airox has its factory in Ahmedabad and SKH Metals, a supplier, works with them. MSIL was able to organize new sources of zeolite, an imported and essential material for a PSA plant … Compressors are another important component purchased.

“Airox has already achieved production of one PSA plant per day and that number will quickly increase to four per day in May itself. Production in May is expected to be 50 to 60 plants, ”he said, adding that SAM Gas Projects is assisted by their JBML supplier, Maruti Suzuki helping with all critical inputs. This company is expected to produce 20 to 30 plants in May.

“MSIL and its suppliers will purchase oxygen plants from these two companies and donate them for medical purposes.”

Amid growing cases of COVID-19, two-wheeler market leader Hero MotoCorp announced on Sunday that it would extend the shutdown of its manufacturing facilities in India, from its Global Parts Center (GPC) to Neemrana and its R&D facility in Jaipur, until May 16, 2021.

On Saturday, the country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki, also announced the extension of its week-long maintenance shutdown until May 16 “bearing in mind the current pandemic situation”.

In a statement, the Hero MotoCorp said it is constantly monitoring the situation and is ready with its business continuity plans to be able to resume and scale up operations quickly as the situation improves.

The company had temporarily suspended operations at the plant on a staggered basis for four days from April 22 to May 1, which was then extended until May 9. the chain of spread of COVID-19, ”he said.

All of the company’s offices were already in Work from Home mode, he said.