50,000 Respirator Masks for HamburgSchill+Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH handed over mask donation to Hamburg Health Authorities
Respirator masks recently became the most requested item in regard to healthcare protection during the corona pandemic. In order to relieve this shortage in doctor’s offices, hospitals and nursing homes, Schill+Seilacher "Struktol“ GmbH used their good business contacts to China to acquire a large number of respirator masks at their own expenses. Some days ago, the worldwide operating company handed over 50,000 masks to Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks (Head of Hamburg Health Authorities) as a donation to the city of Hamburg. Immediately after receipt, the masks have been provided to the nursing homes, hospitals and further social and medical institutions in Hamburg.
"With billions of Euros in government support for German companies, we consider it our obligation using our possibilities and contacts, to help where possible“, says Dr. Ruediger Ackermann, CEO of the Schill+Seilacher "Struktol“ GmbH. "Due to excellent business relations to China existing since decades, we were able to seize the opportunity to order respirator masks directly.“
The people in charge at Schill+Seilacher "Struktol“ GmbH had ordered the masks beginning of April with the assistance of the Chinese contacts. The precious goods were then sent by airfreight (and therefore theft-proofed) directly to Germany and immediately transported by truck to Hamburg.
"We are glad that our medium-sized enterprise is able to help and we hope that we encouraged other companies to follow our example“, stated Dr. Ackermann. “Before handing over the masks in Hamburg, we also donated 50,000 mask to the free state of Saxony in Pirna. Further 20,000 masks were handed over to the Charité in Berlin and additionally 25,000 respirator masks will be passed on to our third location in Böblingen.
The chemical company Schill+Seilacher "Struktol“ GmbH based in Hamburg-Billbrook produces antifoams, flame retardants, silicones, release agents, rubber and latex additives as well as different specialty chemicals. About 300 employees are currently working in this plant; quite a number of them are working from their home-office. Short time work did not need to be considered.