Natuzzi begins making medical grade facemasks
Natuzzi has begun producing medical grade facemasks at one of its Italian factories.
In less than three weeks, Natuzzi created a mask that met the regulations of the Italian National Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) and converted a production line, adapting machines and skills at its Ginosa factory.
The workstations traditionally dedicated to the cutting and sewing of leather for upholstery have been transformed into workstations for the cutting, sewing, and production of the masks.
A special machine for the final sanitation of the facemasks has been added to the machines already present in the plant, while the working area has been adapted to the governing norms equipping the staff – 20 at the moment – with the safety devices required to reduce contamination areas as much as possible.
The company has begun an initial production cycle of several thousand pieces per day which will be given to hospitals, the Civil Protection Department and the police as well as used for the protection of Natuzzi employees.