Banbury automotive manufacturing company makes more than 700 protective visors to help NHS workers

A Banbury automotive manufacturing company has made more than 700 protective visors to help NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Matt Elofson
Thursday, 30th April 2020, 2:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th April 2020, 2:44 pm

Local automotive manufacturing company, Magna Exteriors in Banbury, has been helping the NHS.

Magna Exteriors in Banbury, normally responsible for the production and assembly of bumpers and sills for BMW and Jaguary Land Rover, they have turned their hand to helping in the local community making personal protective equipment (PPE).

Employing over 600 people, Magna decided they needed to help the local NHS and community during this coronavirus pandemic.

Tracey Britton from Highmarket House Care Home in Banbury and Steve Bellamy, a team leader at Magna Exteriors (Banbury) Ltd

A team was put together of five employees to make protective face visors.

All dressed in protective white suits and masks, so far they have assembled more than 700 visors with a plan to make more.

The protective visors were recently delivered by the auto manufacturer's assembly manager, Richard Thomas, and team leader, Steve Bellamy.

They delivered 300 of the visors to The Horton, Banbury, an additional 100 were delivered to JR Hospital, Oxford, 200 more were delivered to five local care homes in Banbury and 200 surgical masks were donated to the Horton General Hospital.

Magna have also undertaken a large project to ensure safe social distancing protocols and controls have been introduced for when the employees return to work, and they would be happy share this programme with other companies and organisations in the area to help them prepare for a safe return to work.

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