JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT: DELIVERY OF 3D-PRINTED VISORS BEGINS AND MORE THAN 300 VEHICLES DEPLOYED GLOBALLY TO SUPPORT EMERGENCY RESPONSE

20 April 2020

Jaguar Land Rover continues its efforts to support the fight against coronavirus by providing an additional 150 vehicles globally, taking the number supplied to frontline services to 308

  • Jaguar and Land Rover thank all those around the world involved in the fight against coronavirus
  • 308 vehicles now deployed globally to support emergency response organisations
  • 90 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are supporting the Red Cross Societies and other frontline services in Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Germany and The Netherlands
  • 164 vehicles have been supplied to the British Red Cross, including an additional 105 which will help provide practical support such as medicine and food deliveries, patient transport to those needing to get to and from hospital
  • 14 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles being used by West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust to test staff isolating with coronavirus symptoms
  • Testing allows the service to support staff with the virus and enables those fit and healthy to return to frontline duties
  • Land Rover Discoverys provided to Prometheus Medical UK to support home testing for coronavirus on behalf of the British Heath Authority
  • Jaguar Land Rover has started production and delivery of NHS-approved protective visors with the ambition to produce 5,000 a week in the UK
  • Jaguar Land Rover Brazil now producing protective visors in Itatiaia, their Rio de Janeiro facility, to support local health workers
  • Jaguars have been deployed to the charity StreetGames, enabling them to support vulnerable young people at risk from hunger, isolation and inactivity
  • Employees at Solihull give £17,000 to help local charities cope with coronavirus. Donations will support the NSPCC’s Childline and Age UK, helping thousands of vulnerable children and elderly people across the UK

Thursday 9th April, 2020, Gaydon, UK – Jaguar Land Rover continues its efforts to support the fight against coronavirus by providing an additional 150 vehicles globally, taking the number supplied to frontline services to 308.

The health and safety of our employees, customers and their families remains our priority. As a business we are doing everything we can to support people in need around the world including vehicle deployment, cash donations and engineering expertise.
This week we started delivery of 3D-printed visors, developed with the NHS for their frontline staff. We have also supplied an additional 150 vehicles globally to our humanitarian partners, of which 105 have been supplied to the British Red Cross, taking the total number of vehicles deployed to just over 300. In our 65-year partnership with the Red Cross we have never experienced a crisis on this scale. It’s reassuring to see how our combined efforts are really making a difference, helping the most vulnerable during this global pandemic.

Finbar McFall
Jaguar Land Rover Customer Experience Director

We are extremely grateful to be receiving another 105 Land Rover vehicles which will mean we are able to reach more people through our programmes than possible before. During this unprecedented time, our priority is supporting the most vulnerable people. Through our local teams, we are reaching those who are self-isolating to make sure they do not face this crisis alone. We’re using these vehicles to provide practical support, for example delivering regular food and medical supplies and providing patient transport to help people get to and from urgent hospital appointments

Simon Lewis
Head of Crisis Response, British Red Cross
British Red Cross Volunteers from Bristol use Land Rover Defenders to deliver support packages for those in need
British Red Cross Volunteers from Bristol use Land Rover Defenders to deliver support packages for those in need

We are extremely grateful to Jaguar Land Rover for their kind donation of visors to aid our frontline staff in the fight against COVID-19. The innovation from their designers and engineers is helping the NHS to keep our staff safe and protected, while they provide care to our patients.

Glen Burley
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive

Notes to Editors

Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle loans in detail:

  • UK – 210 (164 to British Red Cross, 46 to other frontline services)
  • Spain – 18 to Spanish Red Cross
  • Australia – 28 to Australian Red Cross
  • South Africa – 11 to South African Red Cross
  • Brazil – 3 to Brazilian Red Cross
  • Canada – 2 to support local charity in delivering PPE
  • Italy – 5 to Italian Red Cross
  • The Netherlands – 3 to Dutch Red Cross
  • Russia – 21 to LIZA Alert Foundation
  • Germany – 4 to local charities Tafel Niederberg and Tafel Offenbach delivering food and medical supplies
  • Belgium and Belux – 3 to Food Bank of Brussels-Brabant and Solidarité Grands Froids

 

Jaguar Land Rover engineering and community efforts globally:

  • We have offered our research and engineering expertise, as well as digital engineering and design, printing of 3D models and prototypes, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and data science support
  • We are working closely with the UK government to provide our support and expertise in these unprecedented times. We have formally registered in response to the government’s call to action for business support in combating the impact of coronavirus in the UK
  • Personal protective equipment has been donated to NHS trusts including wraparound safety glasses to hospitals across the UK to protect health professional on the frontline
  • Jaguar Land Rover supports thousands of our employees with volunteering as part of our responsible business strategy. Where possible, we are encouraging our employees to get involved with national and local community efforts to support the vulnerable and in need, including the NHS call for volunteer responders in the UK

In China:

  • Jaguar Land Rover China and Chery JLR were one of the first automotive companies to make a significant donation to the Hubei Charity Federation. The funds were used to procure urgently needed medical and living materials for medical personnel, volunteers and residents in Wuhan and other severely affected regions of Hubei Province. A further donation will go to children whose families are suffering poverty due to Covid-19
  • Jaguar Land Rover China was the first automotive company in China to focus on youth epidemic prevention education. Jaguar Land Rover China and China Soong Ching Ling Foundati[CSCLF] will jointly launch a new programme focusing on the construction of epidemic prevention facilities, youth epidemic prevention education and youth counselling, to further raise the overall awareness of and capabilities in epidemic diseases prevention and control among children and youths in severely affected regions of China

In Slovakia:

  • Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia has donated hundreds of masks and protective clothing to two major hospitals in Nitra – the Special Hospital of St Svorad which has a focus on respiratory diseases and the central Nitra Faculty Hospital

 

Land Rover and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

  • Worked together for over 65 years, helping communities prepare and respond to emergencies with disaster-preparedness projects around the world.
  • Through its partnership with the British Red Cross, Land Rover has also helped fund emergency relief efforts through the Disaster Relief Alliance, which supports community resilience programmes in the UK and around the world, providing financial assistance immediately when disaster hits – including coronavirus. The British Red Cross has already given £200,000 to support Asian countries severely affected by the pandemic

 

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