THE ZEGNA GROUP REOPENS ITS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN ITALY AND SWITZERLAND TO MANUFACTURE 280,000 PROTECTIVE HOSPITAL SUITS FOR PIEDMONT REGION AND CANTON TICINO
Milan, 14th April 2020 – “Let’s look out for each other. Let’s get through this together.” – Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna.
Today, as part of the Zegna Group’s efforts to aid in the fight against the global COVID-19 crisis, we have started manufacturing protective hospital suits for medical staff, with the aim of producing 280,000 units. These efforts will help provide urgently needed supplies to the Piedmont Region (250,000 units) and Canton Ticino (30,000 units), where we have converted a portion of our INCO plant in Novara and CONSITEX in Mendrisio to accommodate the suit production.
This is a collective effort made possible by the collaboration between the Zegna Group, Fondazione Zegna, the Piedmont Region, Italy and Canton Ticino, Switzerland.
The protective suits are constructed with a non-woven fabric, produced by Pratrivero SpA in Biella, Italy.
The Zegna Group is incredibly pleased that the Biella textile district and Unione Industriale Biellese responded immediately to our appeal to work together during this difficult period. We are proactively collaborating with the Piedmont Crisis Unit and Canton Ticino relevant authority to speed up the production process in an effort to meet the pressing need for vital medical supplies.
The crisis we are all facing is a stark reminder that we must join together in every effort to combat the outbreak.
UNITED, WE WILL MAKE IT!
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