By: Chang Chien-chung and Chiang Yi-ching
Taipei, April 16 (CNA) Numerous countries have ordered surgical face mask production units from Taiwanese manufacturers, after technicians in Taiwan successfully assembled 92 machines in record time to help boost the country's mask output amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Precision Machinery Research & Development Center CEO Lai Yung-hsiang (賴永祥), more than 20 countries have either sought to purchase mask production units from Taiwan, or asked for advice in ramping up their own mask output.
Chang Hong Machinery Co., one of the largest companies in Taiwan that produce the machines, has received orders for 50 units so far, the company's Chairman Lu Ching-lin (呂清林) told CNA.
The orders have come from businesses and governments from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Germany and Malaysia, Lu said, estimating that the units will be delivered by October. [FULL STORY]