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Dräger to produce respiratory masks for UK

28
Jul '20
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Dräger is to produce respiratory masks for the UK. It is establishing a mask production facility in the UK, in the Blyth area of Northumberland. Dräger has had a production site for respiratory protection technology for firefighters and industry for over 50 years at the site. The delivery of the masks will start in 2020 and stretch until the end of 2021.

The expected net sales of the respiratory protection masks (FFP3) to the UK government are roughly €100 million.

This is in addition to the existing production network in Sweden and South Africa and the recently decided new production sites in France and the US. The investment in the expansion of production capacities across all five production sites will require a mid-double-digit million euro amount in the 2020 financial year.

Rainer Klug, chief officer of Safety Division at Dräger, said: "We are very pleased about the major order from the British government. It gives us the opportunity to expand our international production network for FFP masks. With this additional production unit, Dräger will increase volumes quickly and flexibly. Our international production network enables us to react very quickly and specifically to national or local requirements on the one hand, and to cover international requirements in a closely networked and flexible manner on the other. Dräger thus operates a highly responsive manufacturing system for certified FFP respiratory protection masks, with a product design originating from our own development in Germany."

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