Covid19 almost reached us - coming 60 kilometres from our company - on 21 February 2020. And from then on our life was changed forever.
2020 was, for us, a year on the frontline of the Covid19 emergency. During the Coronavirus pandemic, we changed from a “niche” company to being at the centre of a production system of essential goods for the protection of people's health: thanks to machines designed and engineered internally, and to the synergies with universities and market partners, we have always been able to have a competitive production, even with respect to China. All this without increasing the prices of our facemask, supplying hospitals, old people’s homes and law enforcement, supporting various associations with the donation of over 40 thousand masks.
“BLS has, for over years, been dedicated mostly to Italian and international business sectors. In fact, prior to the pandemic, the medical market was, for us, only a small part of our turnover,” says Pier Paolo Zani, CEO of BLS. “The health emergency has therefore raised an important issue for us: meet the demand of our consolidated customers, on which the majority of our turnover depended, or adapt production to meet domestic demand, mainly from hospitals, civil protection, law enforcement. We decided to honor our primary mission, which is to protect people: this is why we have set out a plan which - redesigning the production process, making new investments and bringing the company to maximum production capacity - which has allowed us to guarantee CE certified ‘Made in Italy’ facemasks in the period of greatest emergency. We are proud of what we have done and, above all, of having been close to the population in these difficult months: we will continue to do so, both in Italy and in other markets, regardless of the challenges that we will need to face in the immediate future.”