BMW will produce medical masks

“Very soon we will be able to produce several hundred thousand masks per day,” said BMW CEO at a meeting with the Bavarian Prime Minister.

German car manufacturer BMW said that it is ready to start producing medical masks. The company’s CEO Oliver Zipse made the corresponding statement at a meeting with Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder on Wednesday, 8 April in Munich.

“In this way we will actively work to eliminate the global deficit,” Zipse said. “Very soon we will be able to produce several hundred thousand masks per day. This will serve both to protect our employees and to supply the public,” added the head of the car manufacturer.

BMW has already promised to purchase the equipment necessary for production.

A chance to improve the competitive situation.

Markus Söder, for his part, said that this step “may be a chance” to improve “the international competition situation in favor of German producers”.

According to Reuters, the concern has already committed itself to supplying Bavaria with 150,000 FFP2 professional masks for medical personnel and 1 million conventional masks in the short term.

Previously, Prime Minister Söder had called wearing masks in public places one of the possible conditions for easing stringent restrictive measures after April 19.

According to Worldometer, an international group of volunteers, 107,663 people were infected with coronavirus in Germany and 2016 died.