Date: 13 Jul 2020

Wasps Official Mouthguard Partner have expanded their business offering to produce high quality face protection products for businesses, healthcare workers, key workers, and the general public

OPRO, producers of the world’s most technologically advanced mouthguard and double winners of the Queen’s Award for Innovation, has launched a new UK production line for their OPROtec range of PPE face protection products in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Recognising the health imperative that has been placed on people covering their faces in public, together with the unreliability and delay in sourcing PPE from overseas, the OPRO team has developed new UK production lines for fully certified type II and type IIR face masks and visors, which are now available for businesses, retailers and healthcare institutions to purchase. OPRO have agreed to supply face masks to Wasps as part of their ‘return to play’ and ‘return to business’ strategies.

Made in OPRO’s Hertfordshire-based headquarters, the original OPROtec product range – which includes compression sleeves, supports, braces and kinesiology tape - has been widened in just a number of weeks to include high quality face masks and visors, thus demonstrating OPRO’s nimble and proactive approach to business.

The OPROtec face masks and visors underpin one of the new brand’s key values, which is to protect individuals, whether that is from injury or illness. With 500,000 face masks already produced, and the ability to produce hundreds of thousands of face masks and thousands of PPE visors each week moving forward, OPROtec will ensure heroic frontline medical staff and key workers, together with the wider public, have access to high quality, fully certified, UK made PPE face protection.

OPROtec are prioritising distribution to healthcare institutions, businesses and selected retail partners who have face to face contact with the general public, to ensure their PPE face products are made immediately available to those who need them most.

Dr Anthony Lovat, founder and MD of OPRO says; “As an innovative company, we have always prided ourselves on developing technologically advanced products, and the launch of our new OPROtec range is no exception to this aim.

“The outbreak of COVID-19 led us to revaluate the range and take the proactive decision to widen the original product portfolio through the addition of face masks and PPE visors, which I believe will help protect our NHS and UK businesses by bringing more PPE equipment into the supply chain at a time when demand is growing. With 500,000 face masks already under our belt, we have quickly transformed our business so that it supports the UK economy, by offering access to UK-made PPE which will help to save lives, protect the NHS, and protect jobs.”

To learn more about OPROtec’s face masks and PPE visors, please visit their website at www.opro-tec.com. For enquiries on accessing the range please email sales@opro-tec.com.


About OPRO

Founded 20 years ago by dentist Dr Anthony Lovat, OPRO is the world’s most technically advanced mouthguard company and a leading pioneer in oral protection. Through the development and deployment of cutting-edge technology and the use of innovative design and production methods, OPRO has been at the forefront of protecting the safety of athletes at all levels, across a range of different sports, for more than two decades.

The family owned and run company is based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and all products are designed and manufactured in the UK, and available worldwide through a network of retailers and distributors.

OPRO is the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organisations, including Wasps Rugby, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Rugby Australia, 10 other Gallagher Premiership Rugby teams, the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), GB Taekwondo, GB Hockey, Hockey Ireland, England Rugby League, England Lacrosse and the GAA.

All OPRO mouthguards are legally CE certified and in both 2007 and 2019 the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in recognition of its ground-breaking work in the field of oral protection.

For more information, visit OPRO-tec.com, follow OPROtec on FacebookTwitter, linkedin and on Instagram, or contact enquiries@opro-tec.com.