RUNCORN, England — June 10, 2020 — YKK are currently producing essential parts at their factory based in Runcorn, Cheshire, to help support the fight against Covid-19.
The UK-based factory is producing critical fastenings for isolation/containment units, medical equipment and PPE (personal protective equipment), mattress protection and ventilator components.
The European R&D facility, also based at Runcorn is presently able to produce around 400 masks for YKK staff who are working in the factory as well as for offer to local schools and care homes.
Matthew Rawston, Leader – Product Development, said: “We were approached to make masks for local health workers and of course during these difficult times, we were more than happy to support — the masks that are currently being made are all using YKK products”
Tony Reilly, UK Group managing director, said, “Without the dedication of our workers and staff involved, this wouldn’t have been possible; to be part of the fight against Covid-19 is something we are proud to support.
Posted June 10, 2020
Source: YKK Europe Ltd.