Gaming manufacturer Razer transforms lines to produce 1 million surgical masks

Photo from Min-Liang Tan on Facebook

Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Co-Founder of gaming manufacturer Razer, has announced it will be transforming some of its manufacturing lines from producing gaming products to surgical masks. This move was decided in the bid to fight the new coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Tan made the announcement via a Facebook post.

“While there has been incredible demand for our products during this time with many staying home to avoid the crowds (and to play games), the team at Razer understands that all of us have a part to play in fighting the virus – no matter which industry we come from,” Tan wrote.

“Over the past few days, our designers and engineers have been working 24-hour shifts to convert some of our existing manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks so that we can donate them to countries around the world,” he added.

Tan said that up of 1 million surgical masks will be produced and donated to authorities worldwide. For starters, the company has made the call to the Singaporean authorities since its regional headquarters for Southeast Asia is located in that country.

Here’s the full post:

So I haven’t had much sleep over the past couple of days to get this initiative up and running, but I’m happy to be able to announce this on behalf of the team here at Razer

With the worsening of the COVID-19 situation, health authorities worldwide are facing an extreme shortage of surgical masks used by the frontline healthcare staff in the battle against the virus. Some countries have even banned the export of masks in face of the dire shortage.

While there has been incredible demand for our products during this time with many staying home to avoid the crowds (and to play games), the team at Razer understands that all of us have a part to play in fighting the virus – no matter which industry we come from.

Over the past few days, our designers and engineers have been working 24-hour shifts to convert some of our existing manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks so that we can donate them to countries around the world.

We intend to donate up to 1M masks to the health authorities of different countries globally. For starters, we’ve been in touch with the authorities in Singapore (where Razer SEA HQ is based) to donate some of the initial shipments to assist their fight against COVID-19.

The rest of our Razer global/regional offices will also be reaching out to their respective governments/health authorities to see how we can prioritize our support and donations of surgical masks in the various countries and regions where we have a presence.

All of us have a part to play and we should be doing whatever we can with the situation getting more serious. Please keep yourself and your family safe – and do lets support each other in these trying times. The team at Razer is stepping up to do what we can.

This emergency conversion of some of our lines and donation of masks is the first step of many that Razer will take. We are committed to contributing our extra time, resources, effort and talent toward the fight against COVID-19.

If you’d like to get involved with our fight against the virus, please follow the Razer social media channels. If you’re a corporate or an individual who just wants to help– do reach out to us. We need all the help we can.

#razerforlife #covid_19 #forgamersbygamers #razermask

tl;dr:

We’ve converted some of our manufacturing lines to making surgical masks and will be donating up to 1M to health authorities worldwide.

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