In the fight against Covid-19, several health institutions share the need for more protective equipment in health services. To respond immediately to this request, the Calzedonia group made its factories and resources available, so that masks and gowns could be produced.
As of March 24, the Italian group, which owns the Calzedonia, Intimissimi, Tezenis, Intimissimi Uomo and Falconeri brands, adapted some of its factories to reinforce the production of protection means. The president of the group, Sandro Veronesi, showed from the beginning his concern about the situation we are experiencing today. First, closing the group's stores in Italy. Later, he also closed stores in the rest of the countries where the group's brands are present, in order to show his concern both with employees and with their customers.
The factories that were adapted for the production of masks and gloves, were those of Avio and Gissi, located in Northern Italy, and also a factory in Croatia.
However, all this was possible due to the acquisition of a specific machine for the creation of a semi-automatic line, in addition to proper training for seamstresses. In an initial process, it is estimated that this new project will result in ten thousand masks per day. However, the goal is to increase the number of production in the coming weeks.
The first donation has already been made to the hospital in Verona, where the group's headquarters are located.