Garware Bestretch Limited (GBL), the world’s largest manufacturer of latex and latex-free Elastic Rubber Products, with manufacturing units in Wai, Maharashtra and Vermont, USA supplying over 85 countries globally. GBL’s rubber tapes are used as a critical component in the manufacturing of face masks, personal protective equipment, face shields and other medical and hygiene products. GBL is the preferred supplier to some of the top medical & hygiene companies in India & the world.

In the wake of this global Covid -19s pandemic, Garware Bestretch has announced that their teams worldwide are working hard and playing their part in serving medical professionals and most importantly are focused on saving lives globally.

As a part of its social commitment, the company has provided medical products in the form of ventilators to the collector’s office in Satara, Maharashtra through Garware Bestretch Social Foundation and have committed to provide personal protective equipment (PPE Kits) next week. In a bid to further extend its support in the fight against this pandemic, GBL is also working with the local community by donating rubber tapes to Manufacturer’s Association of Satara, Maharashtra that will be used for cloth based masks. GBL has activated cross functional teams that has further enhanced the safety of their employees.

While expressing his gratitude Mr. Charandeep Singh, GBL’s Vice President of Operations, Wai said, “Garware Bestretch is proud to serve during this time of need. Our team is extremely motivated to support this global cause & ensure we are delivering to our maximum capability. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the District Magistrate Office, Satara, the Superintendent of Police office Satara, Police-Wai, Tahslidar Wai and Sarpanch of all the villages & the villagers around Wai. We, at Garware Bestretch firmly believe that our People are key contributors and we are grateful to all our staff, Union, workers, business associates & canteen employees and their families for ensuring their relentless support during this difficult time, and enabling Garware Bestretch to deliver successfully against the essential services requirement in this fight to save lives.”

Per the directives issued by the central and the state government in regards to the safety of employees, GBL had proactively started daily temperature screening of all employees, implemented social distancing policies and provided masks to all the employees and sanitizers, which are continuously placed all over the work premises. Garware Bestretch has built an in-house walk through Sanitation Unit for the safety of their employees. GBL looks forward to continued support from all local, state, national authorities & our surrounding Communities.

Commenting on the occasion Mrs. Diya Garware Ibanez, Chairperson at Garware Bestretch Limited, said, “We are truly committed to saving lives in this critical crises and will continue to play our part in serving medical professionals and communities globally, by supplying our critical rubber components. We will remain on the front lines of this pandemic, and I am confident that with our combined efforts we will overcome it. We thank our employees, their families, all government authorities, Village committees & Villagers for their continued support without which we would not be able to contribute in a meaningful way to this global cause.”

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