Axalta has announced that it will provide critical equipment and products to people and organisations in its local communities around the world.
“Axalta is committed to worldwide efforts to support the safety, health, and well-being of hospital professionals, first responders, and our employees,” said Robert Bryant, Axalta CEO. “Our entire global Axalta family is pulling together to use our collective energy and resources to help fight coronavirus in the communities where we live, work and raise our families.
“We are putting our manufacturing might and supply inventories to work in order to offer products that will make a difference where they are needed most, whether that be in hospital rooms, on ambulances or on the manufacturing floor. We will continue to look for opportunities to leverage our capabilities to the fullest and remain steadfast in our goal of serving our communities and the true heroes on the front lines of this fight.”
Axalta’s coronavirus relief efforts include:
- Production of hand sanitiser: Axalta’s plants in the USA (Virginia and Michigan), Mexico, Brazil and Germany are shifting their manufacturing to produce thousands of litres of hand sanitiser that meets the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO). The product will be donated to local hospitals and first responders, as well as used at Axalta plants to ensure the safety of employees and their families.
- Sending PPE to hospitals globally: Axalta is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) such as facemasks, including its N95 inventory, coveralls, closed hoods and protective sleeves to hospitals globally. These donations have occurred in the United States, France, Belgium and Germany so far.
- Providing seat covers to medical professionals: Axalta is donating over 5000 seat covers to local hospitals that are low on protective supplies. Medical professionals use the seat covers in their own cars to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus when they are visiting people affected by COVID-19.