A concrete example of flexibility and adaptability, and above all of solidarity. The appeal launched by the Coronavirus task force of the Puglia Region finds a response from Natuzzi, as the firm converts its production facility at Ginosa (TA) into a workshop for the making of surgical masks.
In less than three weeks the company has passed the tests laid out in the guidelines of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, adapting machinery and skills to shift from the crafting of upholstery to the manufacture of masks (adding a machine for the final sanitization). We have made our know-how and productive force available, at the service of an important cause,” says Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, Chief Creative & Marketing Officer of the company.
The first production cycle of several thousand masks per day will be utilized for in-house needs, while a part will be donated to hospitals and law enforcement personnel operating in the region. The surgical masks produced by Natuzzi can filter out 99.7% of bacteria while allowing the user to breathe: they can be used by medical personnel and the population at large.
“With our strong ties to Puglia, it is only natural that we have responded to fulfill an urgent need in the territory of our heritage and our operations. This land has given us much, and it is our duty to return that gift, according to our abilities, with the energy that has allowed us to become a global brand.”