16 September 2020
Inditex donates four facemaskmaking machines to Galicia’s association for the disabled, COGAMI
- This project, valued at €2.3 million, will provide the association with the ability to make 11 million facemasks a month and generate 25 jobs for people with disabilities
Inditex is donating four machines to COGAMI for the mass manufacture of surgical face masks to protect against Covid-19. The masks will be sold by the organisation to raise money for its community work. It is estimated that the machines, which arrived at Inditex’s facilities in Laracha (Coruña) in June, will begin production this winter, once the installation works, being carried out together with Mondragón Assembly, are complete.
The machines are going to be installed at a COGAMI site located in the Bergondo industrial park (Coruña), where as many as 25 jobs will be created. The facilities are being equipped entirely by Inditex to meet the standards set by the Spanish drug agency for health product manufacturing facilities. COGAMI is going to set up a non-profit job centre
whose main purpose will be to offer work related to the production of the facemasks to people with disabilities - in order to facilitate integration into the regular job market.
The facilities will comprise four automated production lines. The machines, valued at over €1 million, will have the capacity to produce around 11 million face masks a month. The project as a whole is worth €2.3 million. The production lines were designed and assembled by the cooperative Mondragon Assembly, part of Mondragon Corporation, which boasts 40 years experience in the manufacting and automatization prroduction lines, developes high-tech solutions to a number of industries, including the healthcare.