April 20, 2020
Nissan Motor announced on April 16, 2020 that it will manufacture protective face shields for health care workers and provide them to medical sites in Japan. Nissan will use the 3D printers at each office to manufacture protective face shields in order to support measures against the coronavirus. Nissan will produce about 2500 shields per month from April 2020, and will provide them to medical sites free of charge. In response to a request from Japanese government, Nissan is studying ways to support companies that manufacture ventilators and artificial heart-lung machines. Nissan plans to propose improvements to manufacturing procedures, providing working space or manpower to help companies step up production, and supplying parts that are in shortage.
Nissan also started to support medical sites overseas. Nissan provides medical face shields to medical facilities in Michigan, Mississippi, and Tennessee in the United States. At the Sunderland plant in the UK, volunteers of employees have been supporting the delivery of protective face shields. The plant has shipped 77,000 face shields so far, and will now ship up to 100,000 per week.
April 17, 2020