The director of Christoph Blumhardt House in Königsfeld, Jürgen Lieberum, together with Alexandra Benner, the house’s quality assurance officer, visited Jopp Electronics GmbH in Villingen to receive a donation of mouth and nose masks, which are made of washable cotton. “It is more of a symbol rather than an actual help” said managing director Christian Bock when handing over the 350 specially made cotton masks stating that the value of the masks was not high under normal circumstances.
Nevertheless, Jürgen Lieberum was very pleased for getting support from the economy. After all, protecting the employees and residents of the old people's and nursing home has the highest priority. Christian Bock was pleased that one was able to help as a company during this special time even if the aid was only modest considering the dramatic economic situation.
Large demands are currently being supplied primarily to many medium-sized companies, Bock explained. At the same time, he added that the company was glad to be able to work for the public good and that the production of the masks also secured the jobs of some people. JOPP started the production for cotton masks for mouth and nose in Hungary and has meanwhile established capacity from its own plants in Czech Republic and Mexico.
In order to make it easier for potential customers, JOPP has developed a guideline for the introduction of reusable masks in a company, which is offered in extracts free of charge on their own homepage (www.jopp.com). On 27 April 2020, JOPP introduced a group-wide mask obligation for all employees in order to keep the potential risk of infection among each other as low as possible.