Razer, the gaming hardware unicorn company that was founded in Singapore, recently announced that its face mask production line, which is fully automated and located in Singapore, is now up and running.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis that has directly impacted the livelihoods of many people worldwide, and chief executive officer of Razer, Tan Min-Liang has said that the gaming hardware unicorn understands that it has a role to fulfill in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to Razer, the face masks manufactured by the unicorn company are standard three-layer face masks.
In fact, the gaming unicorn production line and has already started manufacturing fully certified masks that are intended to help fight against the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The face masks are all manufactured in an ISO 13485 certified facility and will meet both domestic and international standards. The facility is expected to produce upwards of five million face masks per month, which can be scaled up as necessary to meet demand.
The establishment of the face mask production facility, which is Singapore’s first-ever fully automated mask manufacturing line, follows an announcement by the unicorn gaming hardware company on April 1, 2020, that it will endeavor to build a fully automated mask production line within this month with the goal of making several million certified face masks per month.
The announcement was made by Tan Min-Liang on his Facebook page whereby the Singaporean entrepreneur urged local and home-grown companies to be the first buyers of its certified face masks as a mark of solidarity against the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
This is not all, the unicorn company has been quite active and engaged in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of Razer’s efforts and contributions include a worldwide donation of upwards of one million face masks to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In a media statement, the gaming hardware unicorn noted that it was dedicated to establishing a local face mask manufacturing line in Singapore as a response to the dearth of reliable and good quality face masks available on the market, in addition to the fact that Southeast Asia is currently facing a scarcity of protective masks to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
Razer also mentioned that the efforts by global health agencies and government organizations to equip their citizens with face masks to safeguard themselves has resulted in a substantial increase in the demand for reliable, certified face masks.
At first, the unicorn company had made use of its existing manufacturing lines located in China to produce face masks that are earmarked for donation to provide relief. However, it soon became clear that Razer had to come up with a new solution once requests for the face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) began to overwhelm the company due to the severe lack of the masks and protective gear.
Additionally, most of the existing face masks do not satisfy certification standards and are poorly made, thus providing minimal or non-existent protection to users. In contrast, the face masks manufactured by the unicorn company are made to both international and domestic standards in an ISO 13485 certified facility and will be supplied to both the Singaporean and regional markets.