MAHLE and the underwear manufacturer Triumph Holding AG are joining forces to manufacture face masks.
MAHLE is providing a filter medium that is FFP3 rated and absorbs viruses.
The masks, that can also be used in the medical sector, will be supplied to the authorities.
Dr. Jörg Stratmann, chairman of the management board and CEO of MAHLE said: “At MAHLE we are currently exploring all means available to us to help in this emergency situation – with our technical know-how, test labs, clean rooms, and also our production facilities.
“Within a very short time, together with Triumph we have checked the feasibility of manufacturing face masks, produced prototypes, and set up the supply chain and the producton process.
“This is testament to the outstanding commitment of everyone involved whom I would like to thank most sincerely”.
At the same time, MAHLE is also examining the possibility of additionally producing hot-formed masks in-house as well employing 3D printers to manufacture components for face masks as well as other medical equipment.
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