Greg and his pals strive to beat mask profiteers
Date published: 27 May 2020
Pictured are, left to right: Oldhamer Greg Cox, Cogan Wade and Frederik Filz
Oldhamer Greg Cox and his student pals Cogan Wade and Frederik Filz von Reiterdank were appalled when they saw the inflated prices of face masks after they had tried to source for their volunteering charity, StudentsAgainstCorona.
Therefore they decided to use their contacts in China and Hong Kong and set up Mask Bros, and they now supply personal protective equipment (PPE) at virtually cost price.
So far Mask Bros has now helped over 100,000 people globally.
Cogan said: “We found out how hard it is to find a reliable supplier for smaller orders of PPE and the ones that we could find charged us extortionate prices.
“One shop was offering them at £1.80 per mask while we now purchase the exact same ones for 29p.
“We established relationships with several European import and export companies that connected us with reliable PPE suppliers.
“We figured that more people must be struggling to acquire masks so they can safeguard themselves, their families, friends and customers.”
Mask Bros supply PPE at cost price plus a small flat fee to their shipping charge to maintain their website, cover the cost of packing materials, pay for inspections, compensate staff, and scale to offer more products at lower prices.
All products supplied by Mask Bros are made specifically for non-medical public use to ensure that frontline health workers are not deprived of vital medical equipment.
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