PSA has outlined the range of measures it is taking to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, including respirator component production.

To date, nearly 400,000 masks have been donated to hospitals, emergency services and local authorities, while the Group’s medical services are organising donation of medical equipment (defibrillators, first aid kits, gloves, etc.) to hospitals in Milan, Madrid and Mulhouse.

Free2Move is offering its help by providing hospitals and healthcare professionals with vehicles from its fleet in Paris, Madrid and Lisbon.

The Opel France network is lending a vehicle free of charge to the healthcare community by using the fleet of courtesy cars or rental vehicles. It offers maintenance at cost price and 400 cars are ready to go.

After-sales and spare parts activities remain open, depending on the country and dealer network, to ensure mobility of healthcare personnel and other customers who need it most. In France, 500 Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel dealerships are currently open to provide maintenance and after-sales services for these customers.

In Spain, Groupe PSA and PSA Retail contribute to maintaining the mobility of health services, by providing vehicles (central action and local actions with the help of Vigo and Zaragoza production centres). And, in Morocco, 50 Peugeot 208s will be donated to the authorities.

Use its industrial know-how, PSA, and three French companies (Air Liquide, Schneider Electric, Valeo), are working on the challenge of producing 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May.  

A specific workshop will be created in its Poissy plant to be able to produce the central block of the respirator, in conditions of the reinforced health protocol. Some volunteer employees from PSA will join the Air Liquide factory in Antony in order to strengthen its production.

PSA Brazilian teams have started to print in 3D, components of face shields used to protect medical teams which have contact with patients. The sets of face shields will be donated to public health authorities.

Some doctors at PSA sites are participating in the telephone platform for the reception and regulation of the SAMU (French emergency medical service).