Paredes, official face mask and protective footwear provider for La Vuelta 20
September 22 nd 2020 - 12:25 [GMT + 2]
PAREDES and Unipublic have signed an agreement making the company that is a workplace safety expert the official provider of FFP2 masks for La Vuelta 20. The Paredes Seguridad project, encompassed within the Grupo Paredes, is an international reference in the field of protective workwear. Therefore, for this edition of the Spanish Grand Tour, the race staff will feature protective footwear for their day-to-day functions as well as FFP2 face masks to protect them from possible COVID-19 infection. These Paredes Seguridad masks fulfil all the European Union requirements to guarantee maximum protection, thanks to the use of high-quality materials, internationally certified by accredited laboratories.
The PAREDES masks feature double protection and five layers, instead of the usual three or four used when manufacturing these types of protective masks. The PAREDES masks also contain filters and special layers that multiply their protection level.
The Jerez shoe, from Paredes Seguridad, will also protect La Vuelta staff from possible occupational risks, thanks to its protective toecap, its anti-puncture insole and its special non-slip sole that – along with its Free-Lock closing system make this shoe one of the safest and most comfortable in the market.
The Manager of PAREDES, Rafael Paredes, wished to highlight that some of the company’s key values are the ability to adapt and the desire for self-improvement: “It transforms us and prepares us to meet and surpass all our goals. It is a value that is ever-present in our team and in all the people that never give up, who fight and who dedicate themselves passionately to the path they’ve chosen. For this reason, we identify with cycling as we know we share those same values. We are very proud to be able to collaborate in the protection of La Vuelta’s employees during this very special year”.
The Sales Director of La Vuelta, Carlos Cobos, pointed out that this agreement is “indispensable” in order to guarantee the correct organisation of La Vuelta 20. Javier Guillén, General Director of Unipublic, also expressed his satisfaction: “We are going to have an unpredictable edition in many respects. For us, to have the certitude of working with a leading company when it comes to protecting our employees is both an obligation and a reassurance. We are thrilled and comforted by this agreement”.