DOF Robotics, a producer of dynamic simulation platforms, has joined the fight against COVID-19 by manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE).
DOF Robotics is now creating face shields for free, in order to protect healthcare workers in Istanbul. The Turkish company closed its factory and office in response to the outbreak, and the majority of its team are working from home. However, it is also working to support the fight against COVID-19 by turning its efforts towards making PPE.
“When the WHO advised self-isolation, our company was the first to adopt remote work for our employees to protect them and their loved ones,” says Mustafa Mertcan, Chairman of DOF Robotics.
“We took a very important decision to stop our production as well as all project installations. These are unusual times where all companies should change their approach on how to save their businesses. DOF Robotics’ approach to saving business starts with saving human lives”
“Our employees volunteered to produce protection masks for healthcare workers using 3D printers from their homes. I am extremely proud of their hard work to help during these unforeseen circumstances,” added Mertcan.
“Hospitals around the world are experiencing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 outbreak and have shifted to using limited supplies multiple times to make up for the lack of resources,” says Mirsat Satis, Head of Sales and Marketing. “This is the reason why we have decided to start producing face shields using our production tools and materials.
“A few days after we announced our initiative, we received hundreds of orders from hospitals around the country. And the number of orders is still climbing up every day. To meet the rapidly increasing demand, we are planning to increase our production capacity from 300 to 3000 weekly by teaming up with other companies that have 3D printers. We are happy that the high demand can be met with its expanding production and distribution network.”
DOF Robotics also recently won an Attraction Star award for its new interactive VR game, DEFENDER: Light of Hope.