Crisis creates change – often permanent. Consumers behave differently. Industry innovates. Machine builds come with new expectations.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the only surgical mask manufacturer in Australia, Med-Con, was asked to significantly step up production – from two million to 80 million masks a year. Foodmach stepped up to help increase manufacturing capacity by building seven additional machines. But this was no ordinary order. The challenge: recreate machines that were designed and manufactured 40 years ago.
These builds normally take several months and include drawings and bills of materials. Foodmach had just 60 days and only a model to work with, a model based on 40-year-old parts.
Recreating this machine on today’s standards has been a nail-biting journey with the daily ups and downs detailed in its Project Med-Con Blog. But we’re excited to share it was a resounding success.