Envision Group, the majority owner of the Envision Virgin Racing team, has set up a specialist facility in just 15 days to produce 100,000 face masks a day, and will donate them to areas heavily impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The ‘Envision Smile Manufacturing Centre’ was established in just 15 days and has been operational since March 1.
All of the masks being produced will be donated to businesses, schools and communities in the worse affected areas across China, with the hope that they will aid in the prevention of the epidemic and help bring normality. Masks are also being donated to Japan, South Korea and other locations to help fight against the outbreak.
The opening of the ‘Envision Smile Manufacturing Centre’ was also complemented with a donation of 50 million RMB (£5.5 million) against the coronavirus which, aided by its global supply chain, has seen Envision Group deliver masks, personal protection equipment and other materials to key areas such as the Hubei Province.
Lei Zhang, the Envision Group CEO and Team Owner of the Envision Virgin Racing said: "Envision’s employees have overcome enormous difficulties to enable production to begin as scheduled at the new mask factory.
"All masks produced at the facility will be donated to help accelerate the resumption of work and life. When confronting challenges from wind, rain and the epidemic, rather than just crouch in a corner, we choose to awaken people's hope with a smile. We aim to do more than just deliver masks. We aim to deliver hope and help people smile once again. We truly hope to see everyone ‘smile after the rain’."