Moldovan companies re-orient, produce protection equipment for medical system
18:55 | 29.04.2020 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 29 April /MOLDPRES/ - More companies from the automotive sector have ruled to re-orient their work, in the context of the pandemic and switched from the production of bags for the motor transport to manufacturing of protection equipment, masks, overalls, shoes and visors. The process was discussed at a today’s videoconference with the participation of Economics and Infrastructure Minister Sergiu Railean and a team of international experts.
The first company which managed to reorient its work was Confezioni Andrea MDV SRL (Ltd) from Soroca. The factory with Italian capital has more than 800 employees and a complex park of production equipment. On the quarantine period, the company managed to daily produce more than 5,700 overalls for Moldovan medical institutions and secure over 320 jobs. The enterprise’s capacity is of 30,000 protection overalls.
Another company which accepted the challenge to produce protection equipment was APM Automotive Protection SRL (Ltd) from the Briceni town. The company with Slovakian-German capital employees over 280 people and weekly produces more than 3,000 overalls, securing 40 jobs. Also, the enterprise ConTeyor SRL, with Polish capital, from Causeni, specialized in making bags for containers used in carrying motor spare parts changed the production line. Presently, the company produces visors and protection masks.
According to the economics minister, such a re-orientation of work is welcome both for investors and the medical institutions from Moldova. ‘’The supply with sanitary materials is essential on this period. We encourage and back the companies which contribute to the completion of the needed quantities of protection equipment,’’ Sergiu Railean said.
In the conditions of pandemic crisis, triggered by COVID-19, the Economics and Infrastructure Ministry is supported within the project, Counseling of Moldova’s government on economic policies, implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), with the financial support of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.