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Nissan's Sunderland Plant Lend a Hand To The NHS



Face Visors

Well done Nissan, well done...

Nissan's Sunderland plant is due to deliver 100,000 face visors per week to the NHS!

A team of volunteers has created an assembly line at the plant to sort thousands of parts and pack them in sets of 125. They will be delivered to the amazing frontline workers, putting life & limb on the line for our safety.

More than 77,000 visors will leave the plant by the end of this week, with up to 100,000 being distributed each week, from next week.

Nissan's Production Director, Adam Pennick said;

"It’s great to be able to play our part in helping to provide the NHS with these visors. Our people are experts in the logistics behind an effective supply chain, and we certainly weren’t short of volunteers for this project."

The project has been inspired by four brothers, two of whom, Anthony and Chris Grilli, work for Nissan. Production was initially kicked off with the support of crowdfunding and used banks of 3D printers at the Grillis’ homes.

Nissan has provided funds for an 'injection moulding tool' that increases the number of parts produced, which are now being sourced from companies in Gateshead, Lancashire and Coventry. Injection moulding provides a faster way to produce the plastic parts needed and, they say, it has ramped up the volume.

Well done to all involved, a much needed positive story in these troubling times. Keep up the good work.