JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT

JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT:

DELIVERY OF 3D-PRINTED VISORS BEGINS AND MORE THAN 300 VEHICLES DEPLOYED GLOBALLY TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY RESPONSE 

  • Jaguar and Land Rover thank all those around the world involved in the fight against Coronavirus
  • 308 vehicles now deployed globally to support emergency response organisations
  • 90 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are supporting the Red Cross Societies and other frontline services in Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Germany and The Netherlands
  • 164 vehicles have been supplied to the British Red Cross, including an additional 105 which will help provide practical support such as medicine and food deliveries, patient transport to those needing to get to and from hospital and more widely supporting the NHS with front line transport needs
  • 14 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles being used by West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust to test staff isolating with coronavirus symptoms
  • Testing allows the service to support staff with the virus and enables those fit and healthy to return to frontline duties
  • Land Rover Discoverys provided to Prometheus Medical UK to support home testing for coronavirus on behalf of the British Heath Authority
  • Jaguar Land Rover has started production and delivery of NHS-approved protective visors with the ambition to produce 5,000 a week in the UK
  • Jaguar Land Rover Brazil now producing protective visors in Itatiaia, their Rio de Janeiro facility, to support local health workers
  • Jaguars have been deployed to the charity StreetGames, enabling them to support vulnerable young people at risk from hunger, isolation and inactivity
  • Employees at Solihull give £17,000 to help local charities cope with coronavirus. Donations will support the NSPCC’s Childline service and AgeUK, helping thousands of vulnerable children and elderly people across the UK

 

Thursday 9th April, 2020, Gaydon, UK – Jaguar Land Rover continues its efforts to support the fight against coronavirus by providing an additional 150 vehicles globally, taking the number supplied to frontline services to 308.

Finbar McFall, Jaguar Land Rover Customer Experience Director, said: “The health and safety of our employees, customers and their families remains our priority. As a business we are doing everything we can to support people in need around the world including vehicle deployment, cash donations and engineering expertise.

“This week we started delivery of 3D-printed visors, developed with the NHS for their frontline staff. We have also supplied an additional 150 vehicles globally to our humanitarian partners, of which 105 have been supplied to the British Red Cross, taking the total number of vehicles deployed to just over 300. In our 65-year partnership with the Red Cross we have never experienced a crisis on this scale. It’s reassuring to see how our combined efforts are really making a difference, helping the most vulnerable during this global pandemic.”

Simon Lewis, Head of Crisis Response, British Red Cross said: “We are extremely grateful to be receiving another 105 Land Rover vehicles which will mean we are able to reach more people through our programmes than possible before. During this unprecedented time, our priority is supporting the most vulnerable people. Through our local teams, we are reaching those who are self-isolating to make sure they do not face this crisis alone. We’re using these vehicles to provide practical support, for example delivering regular food and medical supplies and providing patient transport to help people get to and from urgent hospital appointments.”

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Glen Burley said: “We are extremely grateful to Jaguar Land Rover for their kind donation of visors to aid our frontline staff in the fight against COVID-19. The innovation from their designers and engineers is helping the NHS to keep our staff safe and protected, while they provide care to our patients.”

ENDS

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