• 750,000 masks will go via LPP to the Industrial Development Agency, and then into the hands of those most in need.
• 1 million of medical overalls will soon be delivered to Poland – the first transports are already on their way.
• LPP is committed to supporting medical facilities with its broad market knowledge and by providing logistic support in the helping process.
LPP and the Industrial Development Agency are jointly running two major projects as part of the fight against the coronavirus. Both projects are currently running in parallel, and their outcomes can be expected in the coming days.
In 19 national sewing plants regularly cooperating with LPP and other companies in Poland – members of the Polish Trade and Services Employers’ Association, an organization established during the epidemic, within the framework of which over 200 companies from the trade and service sector have joined together in recent weeks – preparations for sewing face masks are underway. After obtaining appropriate approvals, within the next week the plants will begin production of the planned batch of 750 thousand pieces of these protective measures. This number may increase to one million, as the list of subcontractors is still open and the processing capacity may be even greater.
– As LPP, we have undertaken to cooperate with the Industrial Development Agency pro bono, taking responsibility for sewing masks and coordinating the project and its logistics. We are responsible for the project starting from providing the service, through transport and logistics of reception and distribution of finished products, as well as warehouse facilities, which we are making available to the Agency – informs Dorota Jankowska-Tomków, LPP Purchasing Director. The Agency orders and delivers the non-woven fabric and covers other costs necessary for the production of the final product, e.g. elastic ties or wires in the nose pieces in masks. – We will be sewing masks for the next few weeks or maybe even months, hoping that this will truly contribute to the fight against the spread of the virus – adds the LPP representative.
At the same time, LPP has become involved in helping to bring a million medical overalls to Poland from Turkey. The company joined in the negotiations and the process of placing orders, using its contacts and channels developed during many years of cooperation with foreign contractors. As a result, the final prices obtained were half the prices initially offered by other suppliers. The first transport of the overalls is already on its way to Poland. The remaining part of the order will be delivered in the coming weeks.
– Helping is part of our company’s DNA. We believe that sharing our production experience and business facilities, which can indirectly save people’s lives in these difficult moments, is the kind of help which you cannot put a price tag on; therefore, we have been acting pro bono from the beginning – concludes Dorota Jankowska-Tomków.
LPP SA is a Polish family business and one of the fastest growing clothing companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years it has been successfully operating in Poland and abroad, offering its collection already on 25 markets, including in such prestigious capitals as London, Berlin, Tel Aviv or Moscow. LPP SA manages five fashion brands: Reserved, Cropp, House, Mohito, and Sinsay. The company has a chain of over 1700 stores with the total area of over 1 million sq.m. The online offer of the brands collections is available on 30 markets. LPP plays another important role as it employs over 25 thousand people in its offices and sales structures in Poland, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index and belongs to the prestigious MSCI Poland index.