DOST MASKS WILL PRODUCE 40 MILLION MASKS MONTHLY
MAKING INVESTMENT IN A NEW FACTORY WITH THE AIM OF EXPORTING 50 PERCENT OF ITS PRODUCTION, DOST MASK IS PLANNING TO MANUFACTURE 40 MILLION MASKS MONTHLY.
Dost Mask, which exports masks to America, England, Switzerland and many European countries, has invested in a new factory with the aim of exporting 50 percent of its production. “We have the capacity to produce 1.5 million masks. We are currently producing 300 thousand units,” said Yasin Emre Yıldırım, General Manager of Dost Mask, “We have been producing masks since March. Our daily production is 300 thousand, but with new investments, we aim to produce 1 million masks in the first place and then 1.5 million masks. In order to increase our capacity, we will move to our new production site and we have invested 1 million dollars here. In addition to exporting more than half of our production, we meet with consumers in pharmacies and hygiene products vendors in Turkey. Many corporate companies also make purchases for personnel use. As a difference, we print our customers' brands on masks. While companies increase their brand awareness with the use of masks with logos by field or store employees, they also highlight the importance the brand attaches to this work. Thus, we provide companies with the opportunity to turn the costs they undertake with the supply of masks into a profit. Unlike many practitioners in the market, we perform this application without hand contact at any stage, with the printing equipment we place on the mask production machines. The inks we use are non-toxic and non-allergenic inks,” he said.
“This investment we will make in Konya will not only enable us to meet large international demands, but also enable us to offer products with a very broad perspective to the domestic market,” Yıldırım said, adding, “We will be able to produce masks in different sizes for children and adults in a very flexible way in the new facility. The facility, which will operate on a 24-hour basis, will employ more than 200 people and will contribute greatly to Konya's exports. Our products will be packed in boxes of 10 and 50 pieces, as well as 1-2-5 pieces in a completely automated manner, untouched by human hands.
Mask Machine Also Sells
Saying that they had a shortage of mask machines when entering the sector, Yasin Emre Yıldırım said, “We decided to manufacture these machines in our own technical department. We formed a project partnership with an engineering-machinery manufacturing company. And this team made and operated our machines with extraordinary effort in a period of one month. Currently, with this partnership, we are establishing service, training, spare parts and operation guaranteed mask facilities in Turkey and abroad. After the mechanical tests, we test the machines we produce in real production conditions once again, and we deliver machines without any problems to our customers.