MANUFACTURING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: HOW AGCO IS HELPING FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS

AGCO is proud to use our capabilities to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers in our communities. As a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment, when the coronavirus became a pandemic, we brainstormed ways to contribute to fighting the virus. Our ideas quickly became reality.

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May 22, 2020 by AGCO

MANUFACTURING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: HOW AGCO IS HELPING FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS

AGCO is proud to use our capabilities to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers in our communities. As a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment, when the coronavirus became a pandemic, we brainstormed ways to contribute to fighting the virus. Our ideas quickly became reality.

Using commercial-grade 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), our teams have produced approximately 8,000 face shields in Beauvais, France; Asbach-Bäumenheim, Germany; Santa Rosa and Mogi, Brazil.

Junior process technician producing face shields in Santa Rosa, Brazil

Our combined capacity is growing to 2,000 units weekly. In each location, we are working with local partners, such as the Hospital Vida E Saúde  and UNIJUÍ, the Regional University of Northwestern Rio Grande do Sul in Santa Rosa, Brazil, to distribute the PPE.

Beauvais team member with face shields for French non-profit “Les Visières de l’Espoir”

Watch the video below to see how our Fendt team at the cabin manufacturer in Asbach-Bäumenheim saw the need for personal protective equipment in their community and came together with an innovative solution.

But the innovation hasn’t stopped there. Our manufacturing teams have also produced:

  • 1,300 ear protectors in our Beauvais, France; Omaha, Nebraska; and Paris, Illinois facilities.
  • 40 mobile hospital beds in Santa Rosa, Brazil, with the capacity to produce 25 per week.
  • 25 reusable masks in our Omaha, Nebraska and Paris, Illinois facilities, and we are in the process of increasing our output.
  • 1,000 individual door openers to minimize the risk of infection; these are being used within AGCO’s facilities.

We will keep innovating for as long as it takes to provide health care workers in our communities the personal protective equipment they need to stay safe and healthy in this crisis.

Learn more about AGCO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on our corporate website.

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