Qingdao textile company adapts factory lines to mask-making units
Workers make face masks in the workshop of Jifa Group in Jimo district, Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, Feb 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Jifa Group, a large-scale textile company in Qingdao, Shandong province has adapted its existing assembly lines to produce medical masks as part of the nation's broader fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.
Wan Gang, deputy general manager of Jifa Group, said that the company has revamped its factories to produce masks and samples have been submitted to relevant departments for inspection.
Wan added that its first phase plant is expected to produce 60,000 masks a day.
In a bid to meet the surging demand for medical masks and protective suits in China, the Qingdao municipal bureau of industry and information technology has been arranging for local textile enterprises to produce crucial medical equipment.
According to Jifa group, the local government has offered support and assistance in logistics, raw material supply, employee organization, equipment procurement and other areas.