CMC makes ‘anti-Covid divider’ for PUVs

May 29, 2020

Centro Manufacturing Corp., a truck body builder, is now producing dividers for public utility vehicles to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 in public transportation.

In a statement, Centro said interested PUV drivers and operators can install their “anti-Covid-19 dividers” at Centro production facilities in Cavite, Novaliches, and Marilao, Bulacan.

The dividers can also be retrofitted on existing UV or PUV as it does not need any drilling and only uses clamps.

“The divider material is non-permeable, transparent plastic and the dividers are installed conforming to physical distancing. They may be installed one seat apart or even at less than one meter apart,” Centro sales manager Vic Belisario said.

As the government eases restrictions for lockdown, PUVs are now allowed to operate but in reduced capacity to observe physical distancing.

“As the pandemic situation improves and more and more UVs and PUVs are allowed to operate, we see the need for these UVs and PUVs to have dividers. This makes them perfect as the vehicle solution to mass transport and the shuttle requirements of offices and factories,” Belisario said.

He added these dividers would help ensure the safety and health of the commuting public amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We intend to protect our intellectual property rights over this innovative product so we will have it patented,” he added.