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La Sportiva produces 55.000 masks for the Civil Protection of Trento

The company from the Valle di Fiemme converts part of its production to make coats and masks for the Province of Trento

The Coronavirus emergency continues and Confindustria Trento at the request of the President Manzana, asks the industries of the Trentino textile sector to make an effort to re-convert production in order to deal with the lack of medical health devices such as gowns and certified masks in the region. La Sportiva, company with production site in Ziano di Fiemme and world leader in the production of footwear and clothing for the mountains, after having totally stopped its production lines already a week before the ministerial decree which imposed the closure of factories of unnecessary goods not related to the production chain of the Italian system, accepts the President's proposal by converting part of the machinery of the production plant designed for cutting and sewing materials such as leather and rubber, for the production of masks and gowns at the service of Civil Protection of Trento.

The first prototypes were made last Friday and this week, thanks to the technical fabrics supplied by the Trentino companies Vagotex in Texbond the realization of the first is underway 1000 pieces per day with target, a regime, to reach altitude 3000 per day. Currently in the factory in Ziano di Fiemme which normally hosts 369 employees and within which about are produced 2000 pairs of footwear per day, were called up by the layoffs 8 people between workers and technicians R&D to make the prototypes of the masks compliant with the standards required by the Istituto Superiore della Sanità in Turin. The production already started now awaits only the official certification which Dr.. Cipriani of the Allergo System of Rovereto, to be definitively approved so that the company can proceed with distribution through the channels of the Allergo System prime contractor.

We have been producing in Trentino since 1928 always feeling a strong social responsibility towards an entire community that makes solidarity and mutual aid a fundamental characteristic. – State Lorenzo Delladio CEO & President of La Sportiva – With a great sense of responsibility, we first contributed to the collective effort to contain the infection, by closing our production sites in advance: now we are called to commit ourselves to face the second phase of the emergency, to do this we have equipped ourselves with the adequate raw materials to be able to produce a first batch of 55.000 masks that will go to the Civil Protection of Trento, through the Allergo System of Rovereto. At the same time we are trying to independently certify other materials in order to make us independent even with aprons and other protective components and then move on to an industrialized production that will allow in a very short time to reach much more important daily productions. Clearly by converting more machinery and gradually bringing more employees back to the factory. Hoping that this will help to secure the hundreds of health workers who operate in the Trentino area and who today need all our support. United although divided, we will also climb this mountain, is what I said to my collaborators at the beginning of the emergency and the message I want to give today also to all those who are on the front lines to fight this battle. La Sportiva is there and supports you. "

And support for Trentino health has already arrived in the form of donation thanks to 50.000 euros donated at the beginning of the emergency to intensive care units in Trento and Rovereto on a special account always wanted by Confindustria Trento.
The next few hours will be decisive for obtaining the official certifications of the protective devices: Delladio says he is confident that the Istituto Superiore della Sanità will work quickly in this direction.

of team 19 April 2020