Samsung Group is working with South Korean mask manufacturers to help them increase their output by means of its smart factory operation experience.
Samsung sent its manufacturing process experts to the three mask manufacturers of E&W, Evergreen and Loesstech on March 3 so that those companies recommended by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the Korea Federation of SMEs can maximize their output by means of their existing production resources and even without new equipment.
In addition, Samsung Electronics produced and supplied molds in just seven days to mask makers lacking mold production techniques. It takes at least one month for such companies to import molds from abroad. The beneficiaries include Hwajin Industry. Samsung sent its smart factory experts to the company last month, and they helped the company increase its daily output from 40,000 units to 100,000 units by optimizing production lines and removing process bottlenecks.
Samsung Group is also planning to work with the government in helping import meltblown nonwoven fabrics for masks. Specifically, purchase contracts with foreign filter suppliers designated by the government will be concluded based on Samsung Electronics’ and Samsung C&T’s global networks and the resultant imports will be supplied to the Public Procurement Service. With contracts for 53 tons of meltblown nonwoven fabrics already signed, Samsung is continuing with additional purchase procedures. The amount is equivalent to more than 25 million masks.