We’ve leapt into action: How Jaguar Land Rover is helping in Covid-19 crisis
The head of Jaguar Land Rover has written to customers spelling out how the car giant is helping to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
Professor Sir Ralf Speth said few people can remember a time when families, businesses and public services all over the world were under such pressure.
The chief executive said the health of JLR’s workers across the world was the firm’s main concern, adding: “Please be assured the Jaguar Land Rover family is helping wherever possible. Across the world we are offering our advanced computing facilities and design and engineering skills.
“We’re manufacturing thousands of protective face visors per week for frontline health workers and loaning our vehicles to the national and international efforts to beat this virus.
“We’ve already sent more than 300 Jaguars and Land Rovers to support emergency response organisations around the world, and our new Defender has gone straight into action, with a 27-strong fleet joining the Red Cross to reach vulnerable people in the UK.
“My colleagues around the world leapt into action to donate protective equipment from our manufacturing sites, with masks and protective clothing going directly to frontline health service staff, along with more than 6,000 pieces of IT hardware for temporary hospitals.
“And other colleagues have banded together to make significant financial donations to charities working to tackle this unprecedented crisis.”