21
Apr.
2020

Face masks for the City of Karlsruhe

Mayor Dr. Albert Käuflein receives the donation from Romaco

The Romaco Group has donated a further 5000 face masks to the City of Karlsruhe to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This second batch of surgical masks was handed over to Mayor Dr. Albert Käuflein in person.

Pharmaceutical machinery manufacturer Romaco of Karlsruhe-Durlach has donated a further 5000 face masks to help the City of Karlsruhe in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This second batch of surgical masks likewise came from Truking Technology Ltd., Romaco's Chinese parent company, and arrived in Germany just after Easter. Now that the rate of new coronavirus infections in China has fallen significantly, Truking has decided to supply protective equipment to its various European subsidiaries. Romaco's first donation of 5000 face masks to the City of Karlsruhe was at the beginning of April.

The second donation was handed over to Mayor Dr. Albert Käuflein in person by Jörg Pieper, Markus Kimpel and Jianjun He, representing the Romaco management. "The City of Karlsruhe is thankful for donations of any kind right now", Käuflein declared. "The demand for face masks in particular has risen enormously since the coronavirus broke out and the price has multiplied owing to bottlenecks at suppliers." The surgical masks are being distributed to Karlsruhe hospitals, care homes and doctors by the responsible authorities.

Wearing face masks mainly serves to protect other people around you. If you cough or sneeze, this facial protection stops coronavirus from spreading. The donation of face masks reflects the Romaco Group's desire to make a small contribution in the battle against the pandemic. "We're currently keeping our operations up and running with rotating shifts at all sites and going increasingly digital", explained Markus Kimpel, CFO Romaco Group in Karlsruhe. "I'm very grateful that not one of our employees has contracted the coronavirus to date and that we're coping with our daily routine so well in times of pandemic irrespective of all the restrictions."

From left to right: Dr. Albert Käuflein (Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe), Romaco CEO Jörg Pieper, Romaco CFO Markus Kimpel, Jianjun He (Member of the Romaco Group Advisory Board)