More and more people around the world are working to reduce the impact of COVID-19, and Honda is joining forces with General Motors to do the same. These two carmakers recently decided to use an existing Honda and General Motors partnership to produce nearly 12,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to for both their own facilities throughout the United States and for healthcare workers on the frontlines battling this virus.
The companies’ existing Fuel Cell System Manufacturing (FCSM) team is using their own facility in Brownstown, Michigan, to produce the hand sanitizer. They have repurposed equipment usually used for developing fuel-cell fuel stacks for future hydrogen-powered vehicles to do so.
Currently, Honda has donated 3,750 nine-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer to a variety of healthcare facilities throughout Ohio and Michigan. The carmakers plan to donate nearly 75 percent of the hand sanitizer output to various healthcare facilities throughout North America.
“It is inspiring to see how the automotive industry continues to find new and innovative ways to help society during this crisis,” said Cathy McEvilly, senior vice president and general counsel of Honda North America, Inc. “The commitment shown by Honda associates and their counterparts at GM is a source of pride to us and we are happy to provide something to help the brave health care professionals fighting this pandemic every day.”
Honda will provide 1,500 gallons of hand sanitizer to its own manufacturing plants to keep employees safe. Packaging for this product was given to the partnership by Packaging Corporation of America.
All of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs are part of Honda’s plan to put your health and safety at the forefront of everything we do. To learn more, give us a call.