Watsons Water Plant is Converted for Mask Production Automated Production in Dust-Free Clean Room
In response to the unstable global supply of hygienic face masks, A.S. Watson Group announced today its experienced distilled water and beverage manufacturing business, A.S. Watson Industries, has transformed part of its factory into dust-free clean room for producing own brand face masks in Hong Kong. The first batch of masks will be available at Watsons Hong Kong online and physical stores from mid-May.
To protect health workers at the frontline and provide the safer working environment, Watsons Taiwan collaborates with the supplier to donate 10 TranQube mobile cubical cabins, each worths over HK$100,000, to 8 hospitals across Taiwan. The cabins can provide a protective shield for the medics and ensure their safety when they conduct the COVID-19 tests.
Watsons China shows their gratitude to frontline heroes by launching a “Free black card membership for medical staff” program in March.
Medical staff can receive one-year black card membership for free and enjoy all the black card privileges.
Surgical mask is a necessity for citizens in Hong Kong, which is under extremely limited supply. Watsons Hong Kong therefore builds and rolls out a new online registration system for surgical mask reservation in a week, attracted 1.5 million people to reserve, while customers can pick-up the masks later to avoid queuing overnight which may increase health risk.
The efficient arrangement has earned trust and positive response from customers.
Watsons China organises a “Smile with Mask” challenge to encourage the public to show resilience and positive energy on their masks.
Watsons Russia offers eCommerce customers with free delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing option to pick up their orders from designated retail stores across the nation.
Watsons Philippines provides customers with proper guidelines for hand washing on social media to help stop the spread of disease-causing viruses.
Watsons Thailand posts a video on social media to educate customers how to properly wear a surgical mask.
Watsons Taiwan teams up with NIVEA to offer skincare to frontline healthcare workers .