Empteezy Ltd has begun the production of “Schoeller Masks” branded Type 1 tested 4-ply disposable face masks. This comes during a time when they are more required than ever. “Rules” across the world are forever changing however face masks have become a mainstay of those rules and are now an essential tool for day-to-day living.
Empteezy’s 4-ply solution is designed to be an efficient, reliable and affordable option to serve the high demand with accountability and belief in a company with 30 years of experience in the environmental health and safety sector.
These masks have been tested to a EN 14683 standard so far which allows for a wide array of use including public transport, supermarkets, restaurants and other general uses.
By standard, masks are supplied in packs of 10 for £3.99, cartons of 40 for £13.99 and a box of 1200 for £240. Custom order amounts are available for resale and bulk orders.
Working with the RBS
We have worked closely with the RBS to secure a £1 million investment in order to obtain a number of mask machines, as well as introducing new jobs to the community. The investment is seen as an opportunity to serve the entirety of the UK, and beyond, in an effort to equip everyone suitably with a reliable mask at an affordable rate direct from our factory line in Livingston, Scotland.
Founder and managing director Bruce Wishart said: “It has undoubtedly been a very
challenging period for the manufacturing sector, but we feel fortunate that we have been able to continue business growth and expand our market offering in response to the global demand for PPE kit.
“We have made careful considerations to ensure that the Schoeller-branded face masks we produce are in line with regulations for use in medical settings as we plan to distribute the masks to NHS suppliers, as well as sell to the general public and wholesale retailers.
“Excellent communication, trusted advice and fast service from the team at Royal Bank of Scotland, enabled the expansion, which we hope will help reduce the spread of coronavirus.”
Social Bite Relief
Empteezy Ltd has also teamed up with local relief foundation Social Bite by donating 1,000 disposable face masks each month to help support their own needs in the fight against homelessness in Scotland. Social Bite are often seen working tirelessly in serving the homeless community, and although that desire has not changed, it has obviously become more difficult in the challenges that they now face.
Social Bite makes a real and immediate difference for the most impoverished and neglected in our society. Their main priority during this crisis has been to produce and deliver over 6,000 food packs daily to vulnerable people all over Scotland, along with essentials such as hygiene products, toiletries and basic medicines. Face masks are required while these packs are delivered directly to those in need.
Masks are required for catering preparation staff too as well as staff working in their Social Bite shops in aid of protecting employees. They are also freely offered to those who may not have access to these resources such as those experiencing homelessness.
We at Empteezy are committed to donating 1,000 4-ply disposable face masks each month for the foreseeable future to ensure that the critical steps are taking place to ensure the health, safety and well-being of Social Bite's brave volunteers and employees. It is hoped that the donation will allow the charity to optimise spend more efficiently on the essentials they require from financial contributions.
Bruce Wishart, Empteezy Ltd Managing Director, vocalised his support by saying: "We are in the midst of a global health crisis and cannot overlook our responsibility as an organisation to support our local charities who are helping those who have been affected further by the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic."
Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, added "I'd like to say a massive thanks to Bruce and his team at Empteezy for donating masks to Social Bite. It's a great relief during this time to have such a generous donation as our focus still remains on providing free food. We were running low on stocks internally, and it came at a great time for us, but as we assess the need with our partners, we hope to be able to extend this generous offer to other areas of our work too. Remaining safe is a top priority for everyone right now, and we're fortunate to have such amazing supporters helping us with this."
Please visit social-bite.co.uk to find out more about their valuable cause.