elasto expands production to include protective products

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 22.04.2020

Due to the corona crisis, elasto – better known as a specialist for promotional and promotion products – is expanding its own production in Sulzbach-Rosenberg to include a variety of protective products. As in many other industries, COVID-19 has severely impacted the promotional product specialist’s business. “The corona crisis is a double challenge for me as head of the company on the one hand and as chairman of THW Ortsverband Lauf- Nürnberger Land on the other. Every day there are new reports and circumstances that present us with completely new challenges that have to be mastered,” says Marcus Sperber, Managing Director of elasto form KG. With its own plastics production in Germany, elasto has a decisive advantage over companies that rely exclusively on import business from the Far East. In-house production ensures short production and delivery times, the highest quality standards, and uncomplicated order processing.

Undisputed quality – range expanded daily

What used to be reusable coffee cups, drinking bottles, storage cans and shopping trolley tokens are now protective goggles, masks, hygiene boxes and bottles with and without disinfectant. “As a medium-sized company, we want to make our contribution and actively participate in the fight against corona. We are now able to produce up to 12,000 pairs of protective goggles per day,” says Marcus Sperber. “The demand for our bottles with and without disinfectant and the hygiene boxes with disposable gloves, cleaning cloths and the like is also very high. And we are doing our utmost to meet the requests with our usual reliability.” Mouth-nose protection (MNS) and coronavirus pandemic respiratory protection masks (CPA) meet the requirements of the corona rapid test procedure in accordance with the testing principle for corona SARS-Cov-2 pandemic respiratory protection masks. In addition to plastic products, the Sulzbach-Rosenberg-based company is also working flat out to produce FFP2 and FFP3 masks itself. The machines have been purchased and an output of 20,000 masks per week is planned from the end of April.

Free protective goggles for emergency services 

“The corona crisis will keep us busy until either the majority of people are carriers of the virus or drugs and vaccines have been found. We expect this to continue for several months. We are doing our utmost in these difficult times, on the one hand to survive as a family business and on the other hand to make our contribution in the fight against corona”, emphasises Marcus Sperber. In order to underline its regional solidarity and responsibility towards society, elasto has provided 2,000 pairs of protective glasses to the integrated control centre for the Amberg fire brigade and rescue service and a further 1,500 pairs of protective glasses to rescue organisations in the Amberg/Sulzbach and Nürnberger-Land districts free of charge.
More information about elasto and its protective products can be found at: www.elasto.de/schutzartikel