Grupo Antolin, a global manufacturer specialised in auto interiors, including overheads, trim, lighting, cockpits & consoles has marshalled its extensive expertise, network and production capacity in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headquartered in Spain, where the virus has already claimed close to 3500 lives, the company and its employees have now launched several initiatives to address the shortage of protective equipment against coronavirus in Spanish hospitals.
At Grupo Antolin RyA, the company's Valladolid site, the lines have been revamped in order produce medical gowns for healthcare personnel. The company says that in total, about 50 volunteer employees are going to manufacture 4,000 gowns a day using the fabrics employed in the production of vehicle headliners. The gowns will initially be distributed at the hospitals in Valladolid and Burgos. Production is strictly in compliance with all COVID-19 prevention measures.
In addition, an initiative has been launched to produce protective masks, of which there is a huge shortage. The company is producing parts to manufacture protective masks using the 3D printers at the HQs. With this initiative, Grupo Antolin joins the team that the University of Burgos UBU is coordinating to produce medical equipment. This group has already 260 members working with more than 350 3D printers. The protective masks are being distributed to the Burgos University Hospital.
Grupo Antolin employees with 3D printers at home are collaborating personally by producing parts at home.