Sure we’re not making cars here any more, but we still have big business, and big business who are able to direct workers, funding and resources toward supporting Australia.

Ford have worked with the Victorian Government to refine the design of these face shields since the COVID-19 outbreak with 50,000 of them already having been assembled at Ford’s Broadmeadows facility.

Kay Hart, President & CEO of Ford Australia said “Producing face shields is certainly something new for us, but our innovation team and engineers were able to test a number of different designs in hospitals and with their input we have been able to get the face shield right for the people who will be wearing them. With testing of the prototype shield now complete, we’re quickly ramping up production and working to dispatch the shields to medical workers and other facilities that need them.”

Amazing work by all involved, and a credit to the leadership at Ford Australia to support the idea, and see it through.