Comfort resilient despite setback


PETALING JAYA: Comfort Gloves Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd will be halting operations at its factories in Matang and Simpang, Perak, for two weeks starting Aug 6 to Aug 19, 2021.

This is following an official notification by the government that both factories have been placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO). The factories will resume operation on Aug 20, 2021.

Comfort Gloves group chief executive officer Lau Joo Yong said: “We will be utilising our inventory buffer, which is sufficient for at least one month, to cushion the impact from the temporary disruption to operations.

“This inventory buffer is part of our business continuity and sustainability and is also part of our strategy to prepare for disruptive events like this,” he said in a statement yesterday.

In addition to the EMCO placed on the factories, the company will be facilitating mass Covid-19 screenings and mandatory quarantine for employees, their families and close contacts.

“The company is committed to carrying out swab tests on a weekly basis and whenever employees are infected, we have notified the Health Ministry.

“However, despite the standard operating procedures, the current outbreak that triggered the EMCO has generally been due to asymptomatic cases and only detected through swab tests,” it said.

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