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Beximco exports 6.5 million PPE to USA to fight against COVID-19

A new PPE Industrial Park is being rapidly set up 10 minutes away from Beximco Industrial Park

Bangladesh’s leading business giant, Beximco Group has achieved a new milestone by exporting 6.5 million Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gowns to US brand Hanes for eventual delivery to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Figure: State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Md Shahriar Alam, and US Ambassador Earl R Miller, along with the company’s high-up were present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to send Beximco’s first shipment of PPE to the USA.

As an exporting nation of the PPE, Bangladesh has joined a select group of nations that manufacture topnotch PPE on a significant level, Beximco said in a statement.

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller says this is the first major shipment of PPE into the United States.

R Miller added, “The US welcomes Bangladesh’s world-class, large-scale PPE production in the global marketplace. The Beximco-Hanes partnership is another great example of how our two great nations are combating the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Miller.

“Beximco and Bangladesh were quick enough to turn the production line around so that we can put badly needed PPE on this aircraft behind me and send it to the US. That is absolute bureaucratic and entrepreneurial light speed.”

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Md Shahriar Alam, and US Ambassador Earl R Miller were present at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to send Beximco’s first shipment of PPE to the USA.

Shahriar Alam praised Beximco’s contribution to Bangladesh’s economy.

“Beximco and Bangladesh were quick enough to turn the production line around so that we can put badly needed PPE on this aircraft behind me and send it to the US. That is absolute bureaucratic and entrepreneurial light speed.”

Earl R Miller, US Ambassador to Bangladesh

“In these trying times, it is extraordinary to see that within this brief span of two months, Bangladesh was able to foray into this much-regulated market with such a sensitive healthcare product with just not ten or twenty thousand pieces but six and a half million pieces. What an achievement,” Shahriar Alam said.

Syed Naved Husain, CEO and Group Director, Beximco said, “As the global transmission of COVID-19 has reached into a pandemic, it has become clear that there will be a frantic need of PPE to keep medical professionals and the general public safe.”

He added, “Beximco has proudly joined the fight against the global pandemic by moving swiftly to add manufacturing capabilities in PPE items such as gowns, masks, and coveralls.”

He stressed COVID-19 had changed how the world works, and Beximco had to urgently respond.

“In just two months, we’ve unleashed our world-class manufacturing, technical, and design talent to switch over and start making PPE help increase the supply of PPE which is urgently needed in Bangladesh and worldwide,” he stated.

Naved Husain emphasized that Bangladesh is well-positioned to become a new hub for PPE manufacturing. This would help keep people safe and secure worldwide while helping Bangladesh’s economy and ensuring that the large workforce of 4.1 million in the garment sector can still make a good livelihood. Everyone in Bangladesh wants to turn the tide and help save lives. Beximco is leading the way in this regard.

joined the fight against coronavirus by manufacturing world-class Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gowns.

Speaking at the event, Jamaluddin Ahmed, chairman of Janata Bank, said, “Janata Bank is proud to be associated with Beximco in financing them. We are also going to finance other businesses involved in exports, as the economic machine should run or else everything will fall apart.”

Managing Director of Beximco Pharma, Nazmul Hassan MP, termed the event historic. “Today, [Monday] we join the club of first-class, large-scale PPE manufacturing countries.”

Beximco opt long term plan for PPE production

Beximco’s Textile Division is a heavyweight in the region, known to be one of South Asia’s largest, fastest, agile/flexible, most innovative, and sustainable vertical Textile and Fashion Apparel manufacturing operations. Beximco has effectively leveraged its Best in Class Pharmaceutical division resources, combining those with the Textile Division to create the new Beximco PPE Division.

A new PPE Industrial Park is being rapidly set up 10 minutes away from Beximco Industrial Park (which is built like a campus on 350 Acres and is Certified Leeds Green).

Beximco has also established a strategic partnership with Chicago based Geste Designs and are examining the feasibility to jointly invest and establish a PPE manufacturing Hub in Detroit with support of the state of Michigan, and the city.

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