Danfoss, Abena join hands to support China's virus fight

Date: 28 Feb 2020

A shipment of urgently needed healthcare protection materials, jointly funded by the two Danish companies Danfoss Group and Abena, will be transported to the very front line in Hubei province to protect medical workers fighting the epidemic, Danfoss announced.

The shipment, valued at over 1.1 million Danish krone ($160,157), includes 80,000 face masks, 6,300 isolation gowns, antimicrobial medical gloves, surface disinfection wipes and pull-up briefs for doctors.

Earlier at the outbreak of the epidemic, Danfoss delivered its first batch of 10,000 N95 masks to China, which had been delivered to Wuhan Union Hospital, where healthcare supplies are in urgent need for medical personnel to cure and take care of infected patients. Danfoss also provided local communities in Wuqing and Haiyan with some 4,000 surgical masks and 2,000 isolation gowns to support their prevention and control of the coronavirus.

"I am very proud that the two Danish companies, Abena and Danfoss, have joined hands to lead this operation at such a fast pace," says Kjeld Stærk, who headed the Danfoss operations in China from 2015 to 2019.

Abena, a world-renowned healthcare company, has been supplying medical disposables to Chinese hospitals and healthcare facilities for the last 10 years.

Its wide assortment includes all kinds of face masks, antimicrobial gloves and isolation gowns, but also many absorbent products like incontinence care and wound-care products. Since 2012, Abena has also shipped Danish skincare products to Chinese hospitals, medical shops and convenience stores.

Danfoss has been in operation in China for over 20 years. With around 4,500 employees in the country, China is not only Danfoss' second-largest market, but also its second home market.

In 2018, Jorgen M. Clausen, chairman of Danfoss Group, was awarded the national Friendship Award by the Chinese government for his and the company's contributions to the social and economic development of China.

Source: China Daily

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