Kohler Mira has now produced 10,000 face shields for NHS Gloucestershire, plus 3,000 face masks for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Sue Ryder.
The shower manufacturer has designed its own prototype, which was subsequently approved by NHS Gloucestershire.
Three thousand masks have been distributed between its nominated charity of the year, Sue Ryder, and from its Hull manufacturing site to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull and East Yorkshire NHS.
Craig Baker, managing director at Kohler Mira, said: “In 2021 we will be marking 100 years since we began. Over our long history as a company we have faced many challenges, but none quite like the request we received two weeks ago when we were contacted by NHS Gloucestershire, critically low on face shields, they asked if we could step in to help with our production capabilities. Armed with our approved design and an incredible team of volunteers we have so far delivered over 12,000 face shields to frontline local workers in Gloucestershire and Hull where our manufacturing sites are based.”
Kohler Mira is also exploring the possibility of manufacturing ventilators to support the government’s drive to increase supplies if required, a statement added.