LIASA – La Industrial Algodonera has shifted part of its production capacity to manufacture components needed for healthcare products to contribute in the fight against COVID-19.
Just in a weekend, LIASA has adjusted several production lines for continuous manufacturing of elastic bands suitable for medical masks. The company has activated a 4-shift production schedule to enable non-stop 24/7 production in response to the enormous demand of healthcare products pulled by the COVID-19 situation.
The General Manager and Vice-President of LIASA, Jaime Cabré, remarked that with the current adapted production line, it has capacity to produce 1.000.000 meters, which will contribute in the production of 300.000 medical masks per week.
LIASA collaborates with several textile companies in the region to manufacture the different medical mask components and integration who have committed to donate them to the healthcare system. Beyond LIASA capacity to produce elastic bands, they also cut them in specific sizes during the manufacturing process to facilitate speed up in the sewing. This shortens the overall production time that is critical in this critical situation.
LIASA, member of AEI Tèxtils Board, is a family business established in 1918 and located in La Selva del Camp. It employs 50 people and has a turnover of about 5 million Euro. Thanks to its century long history, LIASA is aware of the need for commitment and fast response to support society during this difficult period.