Proton to produce 60,000 face shields for Malaysian frontliners battling Covid-19

Adrian Chia · Apr 10, 2020 04:50 PM

Proton has yet again lent a hand in the battle of Covid-19 by producing 60,000 face shields for Malaysian frontliners.

The national carmaker will set up a production line at their headquarters in Shah Alam to produce these face shields used by a health worker’s Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) attire. Production is set to begin on 13 April and the target is to produce 60,000 face shields in 20 days.

Proton also delivered 50 50 X70s to the Ministry of Health (MOH)

Proton has acquired permission from the relevant authorities to allow a small number of staff members to work on the production of these face shields. These members have volunteered their services and will observe all regulations as set by the Movement Control Order (MCO).

Deputy CEO of Proton, Dato’ Radzaif Mohamed said: “As a national automotive brand, Proton is driven by its responsibility to develop the local car industry and to support Malaysia and its people in their time of need. We have the know-how to produce cars so we are using that knowledge to produce PPE equipment to support the brave men and women at the frontline of the battle against the spread of Covid-19. 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,”

Proton's face shields