Razer Sets Up Surgical Mask Factory In Singapore, Aims To Produce 5 Million Masks A Month

It’s no secret now that video games have been one of the single most potent sources of joy and relief in these dark times. However, one of its biggest names has decided to take the proverbial bull by the horns.

Razer, the company mainly known for producing top-notch gaming peripherals, has officially set up its very own surgical mask production line in Singapore. This was recently announced by CEO Min-Liang Tan on his Facebook.

Set up in just 24 days, the first fully automated face mask manufacturing line in Singapore is now operational. 5…

Posted by Min-Liang Tan on Thursday, April 23, 2020

The mask production facility, according to Tan, was set up in under 24 days after setting a 30-day goal from 1 April, and is now operational. He stressed that the production line aims to produce “approximately 5 million masks per month”, with the ability to scale up “if required”.

These Razer masks are ISO 13485 certified, meaning they can be shipped to and used in any part of the world, which was the initial aim of the company in the first place. Sponsors including Frasers Property, JustCo and PBA Group have each laid down US$50,000 to fund Razer’s cause, with more sponsors in talks to get involved as well.

As if Razer’s donation of 1 million surgical masks globally earlier this month wasn’t enough, it just had to do itself one better by doing this. That’s a plus for the community at large, though, as face masks are an increasingly hot commodity during this COVID-19 situation.