Evolving from making Treds recovery boards to masks

ByDean MellorApril 6, 2020
Evolving from making Treds recovery boards to masks

Evolve Group, better known as the maker of Tred recovery boards, has announced it aims to produce up to 60,000 N95 surgical masks each day.

Evolve Group, the company behind the popular Tred brand of 4wd recovery boards, aims to produce up to 60,000 N95 surgical masks per day for frontline health workers.

“Its official – Evolve is on a mission to manufacture the best quality medical respirators and face shields in the world,” Ty Hermans, Managing Director of Evolve Group, said.

“The team have worked around the clock for the past two weeks to make this possible, with the first stock expected to roll off the production lines by the end of April.

“Our immediate task is getting quality products into the hands of frontline medical staff now, when they need it the most. We are utilising everything in our arsenal to make this happen with the full support of the Queensland Government and associated agencies,” Mr Hermans said.

The Queensland government has implemented a support program for manufacturers who are mobilising and repurposing to support the state during the COVID-19 crisis under the hashtag #MakingItForQLD.

Queensland Minister for Manufacturing Cameron Dick said the response from manufacturers and producers from all over the state was nothing short of amazing.

“Our mighty manufacturers have stepped up production, explored new ideas and are going above and beyond in the fight against coronavirus,” Mr Dick said.

“This includes companies that are doing everything they can to support the home-grown manufacturing of essential health care supplies such as face masks, hand sanitisers, gowns and ventilators.”

Mr Dick said Queensland manufacturers and producers are encouraged to take photos or video in front of their workplace, on the shop floor or with their products, holding a handwritten sign with the hashtag #MakingItForQLD.

“I’ve heard loud and clear that Queenslanders want to know more about what is being produced, created and manufactured in this state. #MakingItForQLD is a way to share and celebrate the things we make right here in Queensland,” Mr Dick said.