SMTXtra is a family owned business, well established globally in the electrical products and engineering service since 2007.
They pride themselves on integrity and quality of their products, but moreover team spirit and giving back to the community. The company invested in production lines of medical masks in May and is finalising the reconstruction of its warehouse to ensure a safe and sterile environment to produce up to 1.7 million masks per month by the end of August 2020.
The owner of the company Sean Cassidy said: "When we bought face masks for our employees in April, we were shocked at how unsafe and of poor quality they were.
"This was a wake-up call for producing high quality protective face masks that would be safe and easily supplied to national stores and NHS organisations”.
Amongst the company’s main objectives is to be competitive on price while offering superior quality products manufactured right here, in Yorkshire, to lessen the reliance on inferior quality imported masks.
Many other organisations and government bodies struggled to get an effective and quick supply of protective equipment earlier this year. SMTXtra acted on this demand as quickly as possible as it has capacities and engineers to build and expand in personal protective equipment and general face masks.
Supplying and supporting businesses nationally is now more important than ever, thus SMTXtra introduced the PPEXtra brand that will focus on medical protective equipment, creating jobs and opportunities whilst giving back to the local community.
As the number of unemployed people in England rises, PPEXtra is building skilled worker jobs with adequate salaries at the same time as supporting employee’s wellbeing, integrity and diversity. Despite the national lockdown, the companies team spirit has remained high, along with their passion for delivering products around the globe which in turn has contributed to the creation of jobs.
PPEXtra will start manufacturing by the end of August and start selling to local retailers and online to start.
Until new and effective vaccines are available, there will be a risk of becoming infected. Lowering the risk of spreading Covid 19 is how SMTXtra wants to play a major role in the fight with this global virus.