Arvind has received orders worth Rs 100 million from ACT Grants to manufacture 30 million N95 masks in the next 12 months. The company will create a large, integrated facility for the production and distribution of these masks. Both companies will jointly donate 9 million masks over the next year to charitable institutions, government bodies, and other organizations. Upon complete scale-up, they will increase daily mask production capacity to approximately 2 lakh units. The N95 masks will be available through Arvind Advanced Material Distribution partners, direct sales channels to government, hospitals, and other corporates.
ACT and its partners have already provided over 3 lakh PPE and over 15 lakh masks to hospitals, police and frontline workers across 20 states of India. The partnership with Arvind will allow it to provide high quality, locally manufactured BIS certified N95 masks in India. The organization will work with partner NGOs & Foundations to make these N95 masks available free of cost
An acronym for ‘Action COVID-19 Team’, ACT supports start-ups working towards containing the virus spread, scaling testing, disease management at home, enhanced support for healthcare workers and hospitals, management of critically-ill patients and support for mental health.