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Maruti Suzuki to begin making ventilators and masks in India

Amid coronavirus outbreak, the automaker responds to Indian government request

Maruti Suzuki will collaborate with local manufacturers and aims to jointly produce 10,000 ventilators per month.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor announced on Wednesday that it will start producing ventilators and face masks in India through its subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India. Maruti will collaborate with local manufacturers and aims to jointly produce 10,000 ventilators per month amid a global surge in new coronavirus infections.

Suzuki's decision comes right after the Indian government urged local automakers to manufacture ventilators to help hospitals facing a shortage of the equipment.

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