A million masks sold. The demand is enormous.
Due to the hustle and bustle today, I was unable to view my mail for two hours. Philips Foundation ordered for their five mobile units, I read. They build tent hospitals and rotate them through various hospitals, and for this, they need 1 million face masks. And Philips itself wants 150,000 masks for the technicians who maintain all the medical devices in the hospitals. That looks very good.
In the business case, we looked closely at how we can ensure that we can also keep local production outside the crisis period in the Netherlands. We are going to make agreements about this with the hospitals and the ministry about an “iron stock.” To ensure we’ll always have plenty here in the Netherlands and so our machines can keep running after all of this is over.