One company that is responding to the appeal for more masks is Fath Components Ltd, a member company of the Germany-based Fath Group, is now able to supply premium quality face masks from stock from both its UK warehouse and from the Group’s German production and distribution facility.
A medium-sized corporate group specialised in the development, manufacture and distribution of system components, Fath Components is also gearing up to manufacture face masks at its main plant in Spalt, to the east of Stuttgart.
“For some weeks now the management team at our plant in Germany has been striving to establish a new production facility to meet anticipated demand for face masks,” said Fath UK managing director David Hayes. According to the company, once the new line is fully operational, it will be able to produce and dispatch 50,000 masks a day.
Since 27 April, German citizens are required to wear masks when in a public place. Fath says it will make “significant numbers” of Type FFP2 face masks available to health service providers, institutions and care homes at cost-price, with any additional production then retailing direct to the general public via its website and established network of approved distributors.
Fath Group manufactures over 23,000 different and is used to swiftly taking new designs from concept to finished items. “But in this case the manufacturing of new FFP2 masks has also required a whole new production facility to be designed and commissioned in record time,” said Hayes.