Volkswagen knows that it’s part of its responsibility as a global leader to help people and communities in times of need. That has been very much the case throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which Volkswagen is helping to fight against using its manufacturing and logistical know-how.
VW is teaming with heavyweights like Dow, Whirlpool, and Magna to build essential PPE like respirator hoods, air-purifying respirators, and reusable medical gowns. A taskforce out of its Chattanooga, Tennessee, manufacturing plant is working diligently on these efforts and to assist other endeavors. Notably, the VW taskforce worked with seat supplier Faurecia to launch a personal protective equipment production line that is now capable of producing 1 million N95 masks and 50,000 reusable gowns a week.
That’s just how Volkswagen is helping fight against COVID-19 at home. In Germany, VW was able to redirect a large supply of PPE back to Europe when the outbreak began in March. With teamwork and determination, a massive shipment of $40 million in equipment was routed to Europe in just 72 hours — about half the time it would normally take to set up.
VW is extending its efforts to combat coronavirus to dealerships like Gossett Volkswagen of Germantown. We’re taking every precaution to ensure your health and safety whenever you visit our dealership, whether it’s to purchase a new vehicle in a time of need or get essential service on your current ride. Whatever your needs are, we want you to feel comfortable here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.