Our deepest sympathies go out to all those who are in a difficult situation due to the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and we sincerely pray for those affected by the virus to recover as soon as possible.
MinebeaMitsumi hereby announces that we donated medical items such as about 150,000 of N95 masks, goggles, face guards, and nitrile gloves, that had been stockpiled in various places for the purpose of our disaster countermeasures including infectious diseases and volcanic eruptions, to medical institutions in Japan and overseas who have always been supporting our corporate activities especially the health of our employees and the government of the Southeast Asian countries where we have operations.
We have received great appreciation from various medical institutions in this regard. MinebeaMitsumi will continue to express our sincere appreciation and great respect for those who are on the frontline of coronavirus treatment and provide the necessary support for the prevention of the spread of infections.
Major sites that made the donation:
Tokyo Head Office, Karuizawa Plant, Matsuida Plant, Hamamatsu Plant, Fujisawa Plant, Yonago Plant, MITSUMI ELECTRIC Head Office (Tama city, Tokyo), Atsugi Operation Base, Yamagata Business Division, Akita Business Division, Chitose Business Division, Kyushu Business Division, U-Shin Hiroshima Plant, U-Shin Hamamatsu Plant
The United States of America (New Hampshire, California, Indiana), Brazil, Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Hungary, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia
From April 1, we started our own mask production for the purpose of having safe operations in the future and distributing to about 100,000 employees (we aim to produce 200,000 masks a day).
As the new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally, some plants of our subsidiary, U-Shin Ltd., in Europe are adjusting their production in response to the request of the central and local governments. However, regular operation is in progress in the MinebeaMitsumi Group in Asia, including Japan, and in Europe and the United States and all other global locations except for some regions where we conduct limited operations.
In the medical field, we supply bearings, various motors, sensors, power supplies, semiconductors, connectors, etc. to various medical devices such as ventilators and cardiopulmonary bypass devices. We will continue to have a resilient and stable supply system and place the top priority on supplying our parts to meet the growing needs.
We will continue our efforts to suppress the external damages caused by the virus, ensure the safety of our employees, and fulfill our responsibilities to supply products as a parts manufacturer in all business activities, including production and sales activities.