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YKK produces essential parts for PPE for health workers

YKK is currently producing essential parts at its factory based in Runcorn, Cheshire, to help support the fight against Covid-19

11th June 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Runcorn, UK

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YKK is currently producing essential parts at its factory based in Runcorn, Cheshire, to help support the fight against Covid-19.  The UK factory is producing critical fastenings for isolation/containment units, medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE), 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 local schools and care homes.

Matthew Rawston, Leader - Product Development commented: “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.”

For further information, please contact Lynn Whittingham at YKK Europe Limited, at

[email protected]  or by telephone on +44 (0)77 13098120.

www.ykkeurope.com

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