While Hyundai has been launching cars amidst the nationwide lockdown, the brand has also donated PPE kits, ration kits, sanitizer kits, and face masks worth over Rs. 9 Crore to state governments of Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.
Hyundai has always considered India as an important market. The introduction of market-specific products do support this fact, however, the brand has come up with a new gesture this time. I might sound biased, but the carmakers that are taking up stands to support the government in the case of this pandemic, deserve appreciation. Since, these brands earn money from the citizens of our country, when they return a share of those profits in such situations, customers of the brand feel proud of their decisions.
Hyundai Motors India has donated more than Rs. 25.00 crores in the form of PPE kits, masks, sanitizers, ration kits, and financial donations.
Hyundai has announced that the brand will be sending PPE kits (Personal Protection Equipment), Masks (N-95 and 3-Ply), Dry Rations, and Sanitizers worth over Rs. 9.00 Crore to state governments of Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. If the actual figures are to be considered, the South-Korean carmaker will be donating a total of 17,000 PPE kits, 1.5 lakh sanitizer kits and more than 2 million masks.
“Being a longstanding partner in India’s growth over two decades, we stand united with Government of India through these trying times and offer assurance of our utmost commitment. In the battle against this vicious virus, our initiatives are aimed at lending support to our frontline champions, medical staff, support workers and those sections of society that have been severely impacted by this crisis.”
Mr. SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
The carmaker will also be proving the hospitals with incinerators in the state of Tamil Nadu. This way, hospitals will be able to get rid of the dangerous medical waste without contaminating the environment.
With firm sentiments to support the government’s effort in fighting the outburst of the vicious chinese pathogen, Hyundai Motor India has helped the governance financially as well. To date, the brand has donated a sum of Rs. 7.00 Crore to PM CARES relief fund and Rs. 5.00 Crores to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister relief fund. Also, the carmaker has handed over advanced diagnostic kits worth Rs. 4.00 Crores to ICMR. The brand is also developing ventilators in a strategic partnership with Air Liquide Medical Systems.