On December 10, 2022, Zhengxin Group, a leading personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer headquartered in mainland China, announced that they have donated over 1.5 million boxes of masks to various cities within China. The donation aims to help ease the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic following the lifting of lockdowns by the Chinese government in early December.
The new policy in China allows citizens across China to move freely for the first time since the pandemic started in early 2020. However, within the first days of the new policy, new cases surged to over 50,000 per day, causing a massive rise in the demand for face masks.
Zhengxin Group is preparing to donate a warehouse of 1.5 million boxes of masks
“For more than 10 years, Zhengxin has been one of the cooperative suppliers of the Chinese government’s national strategic material reserve, and we are honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, which is our corporate social responsibility,” CEO of Zhengxin Group Danny Peng said. “We have been committed to providing reliable security protection for medical workers around the world, and creating value for our suppliers and employees.”
The mask donation is a manifestation of the performance of Zhengxin Group’s high-efficiency production model through the introduction of fully automated mask production machines in November. Zhengxin will continue to invest in research and development technology to develop high-capacity production equipment to prepare for the next possible virus.
The hightened demand for coverings emptied face masks from pharmacies across the county. In response, Zhengxin Group announced that it will donate 1.5 million boxes of masks from its existing safety stock to various places in China with Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen accounting for 45% of the total donations.