Moss, Franklin Park, Ill., has announced that its high-speed production lines in Lennestadt, Germany, are now making medical MNS masks certified to meet EN 14683 Type II R standards.
With its round-the-clock operation, Moss has six automated production lines in Lennestadt able to produce millions of masks per week. Moss is a registered medical supply company and maintains two medical security officers for CE conformity on product.
“In just over 100 days we went from merely discussing the idea of industrial face mask production, to realizing new high-speed, certified face mask production that serves medical professionals and public health in Germany,” said Peter Bottenberg, Managing Director of Moss Europe. “We worked very closely with the engineering experts at Fraunhofer IPT to develop our proprietary automation lines. The efforts and actions of our partners and Moss team members in Germany and the U.S.A. to bring this production to life has been very impressive.”
Moss is shipping bulk orders of certified medical MNS masks both for customers in Germany and across the EU. Within 60 days, two more automated mask production lines will be added, bringing the total to eight.
“We knew we could not make a high-impact difference against the global medical mask shortage without really addressing both supply-chain and automation requirements – which we’ve done,” added Moss President and CEO Dan Patterson.
“With the intensity and uncertainty revolving around China’s production and export of finished masks and raw mask materials, we decided to build a more secure product pipeline by developing a strategic global supply chain and our own manufacturing equipment. The pivot into a long-term medical supply strategy was natural for us, as we have decades of sewing experience as well as innovation and design experience,” Patterson said.
Moss’s strategic supply chain has been vetted by accredited Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP) on Moss’s Global Procurement Team.
Traditionally, Moss has partnered with brands around the world to tell their story through compelling experiences. Across three continents, we continue to sustainably blend materials, technology and technique for these brand presentation endeavors – and now also to solve critical public health needs. Through global sourcing, fabrication, printing and technical design, Moss creates powerful communication and safety solutions for communities.