Due to the current situation, the Fürth-based company has decided to reserve its remaining stock of FFP2 and FFP3 respiratory protection masks for hospitals and medical practices in Germany. "In the last few days in particular, the Federal Ministry of Health and numerous medical practitioners have criticised the lack of suitable protective equipment in the medical field and pointed out the dangers involved," explains Martin Leusmann, Managing Director of the uvex safety group.
"We have therefore decided to sell the remaining stocks exclusively to medical personnel in order to protect primarily those people who deal with infected people on a daily basis and not, as originally planned, to use them for existing customers. The uvex group has made a conscious decision to take this step as part of its corporate mission of protecting people. "The distribution of respirators should take place via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org as well as the telephone number 0800 6644893," says Martin Leusmann.
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the demand for respiratory masks has risen enormously in recent weeks and far exceeds the planned and available stock quantities. Accordingly, uvex has only been able to serve long-standing customers in this product group for a few weeks now and has already had to cancel a large number of enquiries.
The uvex FFP2 and FFP3 masks in demand are occupational safety products that comply with the European standard EN 149:2001 + A1:2009 and have not been certified and tested for special protection against the COVID 19 virus.