Cartamundi Waterford to use its manufacturing operation to assemble essential medical test kits
13 April 2020: Waterford-based card and games manufacturer, Cartamundi Ireland, has today announced that from next Wednesday, 15th April the company will partially reopen its plant to engage in the assembly of essential medical test kits.
Barry Morrissey, Managing Director, Cartamundi Ireland said: “A small team of employees will work on two of the plant’s production lines to pacakage components of essential medical test kits. We are delighted to be in a position to use our expertise here to support this important and essential activity at this time.
“We could not do this without the support and dedication of our employees and their health and safety remains our top priority.”
Cartamundi Ireland has put in place specific protection measures for workers on the production lines, including personal barriers and distancing measures, and will continue to follow the strict guidelines and health measures recommended by the HSE.
The company is also working on plans to reopen operations fully as soon as the HSE and government restrictions are lifted.
Cartamundi is already producing face shields at its factories in Dallas and in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts in the US.
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About Cartamundi Ireland
Waterford-based Cartamundi Ireland Ltd., known locally as the ‘games factory’, is the largest European games manufacturing plant in the Cartamundi Group.
Situated on Cork Road, the company has been in Waterford since 1977 having started out as the MB Games Factory and subsequently acquired by Hasbro in 1984. Cartamundi took over the factory from Hasbro in 2015 and continues to make games and puzzles, including well-known brands such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Connect 4, which are exported to dozens of countries around the world.
Cartamundi is a significant employer in Waterford with over 300 employees, which can increase up to 400 at peak periods. The company and its employees are well known for their charity endeavours, providing fun through games to the disadvantaged and disabled in the region, as well as fundraising.
Globally Cartamundi is the world’s leading manufacturer of card & board games and digital solutions, which generated a revenue in 2019 of more than €380 million. Headquartered in Belgium, the company operates 13 manufacturing facilities around the world with a workforce of 2,500.
Cartamundi is latin for ‘Cards for the World.’
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