The global jewellery chain Chow Tai Fook has announced that production of face masks at its T MARK diamond processing factory in Lunjiao, Shunde had commenced from 19th March with a capability of around 100,000 pieces per day. It said the facility leverages the Group’s high standard dust-free cleanroom technology in the factory.
The jeweller said that the aim was to better protect the safety and health of all staff and address the needs of the society. It added that priority for face mask distribution will be given to the Group’s employees worldwide at the moment, while donation for a charitable purpose will be considered once productivity increased.
“Anti-epidemic materials are short in supply under the global outbreak,” said Bobby Liu, Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group. “To take good care of more than 30,000 employees worldwide, the Group has to secure an adequate supply of face masks for our staff to ensure they can return to work safely and worry-free. In response to this challenge, we shifted from global sourcing to producing our own face masks. Contributing to fight against the outbreak, we plan to donate face masks to people in need through medical institutions or non-profit organisation once we ramped up our production.”
The Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group also said that it had already established an anti-coronavirus fund in the early stage of the outbreak and sourced over 1 million face masks around the world to provide anti-epidemic materials to frontline medical workers in areas with serious clusters of infections.