Komarkcorp set to be country’s largest face mask manufacturer
26 Feb 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Komarkcorp Bhd plans to become the country’s largest face mask manufacturer by the middle of the year after subsidiary Komark Mask (M) Sdn Bhd received full FDA and Ce certification for its suite of medical masks today, which will allow it to export globally.
Komarkcorp said it had now mobilised 11 separate mask manufacturing lines and is on track to install a further 15 lines by April this year to bring its current annual capacity of 180 million pieces to 420 million pieces per year of various types of masks, including three-ply masks, KN95 masks and its own Hybrid Dove Plus masks.
“The group’s own brand, Dove Mask, has seen wide consumption locally in the past three months, and in conjunction with being awarded FDA and CE certification, it has inked its maiden export order to Europe,” it said in a statement today.
Komarkcorp said Komark Mask had entered into a supply and purchase agreement with Robayu Corporation SP. ZO.O, a Poland-based medical products trader for the European markets, for the purpose of selling three-ply disposable medical grade face masks worth US$2 million.
Robayu will purchase one million pieces per month for three years as an initial contract. Subject to demand, Robayu has indicated it may raise the order up to four million pieces a month.
In addition to the maiden export order, with full certifications in place Komark will begin immediately to engage its overseas silos in Komark Thailand and Indonesia to tap into immediate regional markets.
“While export markets remain our focus, as our medical grade masks are now fully certified to be the highest quality, we are seeing huge local OEM (original equipment manufacturer) demand for masks,” chief executive officer Koh Chie Jooi said.
He said the group was running at maximum capacity at present. It has forward sold production for OEM order well into the calendar year, with enquiries still coming in.
“Our synergy of combining the printing and packaging business with the masks division has seen us tap into an exciting segment of customised OEM masks.
“We are sizeable enough to cater for local and overseas demand and by June, we will be the largest mask manufacturer in Malaysia,” he said. Moving forward, Komarkcorp is exploring a personal protective equipment segment as well, with its research and development team currently doing its research, testing and certification exercises.