Berlin, April 24, 2020
Together through the Crisis
CRRC ZELC contributes to Germany´s fight against the Coronavirus
At present, as the coronavirus situation in China is gradually under control, the situation in Europe is worsening and the number of confirmed cases continues to rise. The fight against the coronavirus has long become a common challenge for the entire mankind. During such times of hardship, it becomes even more necessary to face difficulties together and to offer assistance and protection for medical personnel who are fighting on the front lines.
Actively responding to the call of the German government and the Chinese Embassy in Germany, and in accordance with the unified arrangements of CRRC, CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd. (CRRC ZELC) donates 1 000 protective suits, 20 000 FFP2 masks and 80 000 protective masks via the German Red Cross on April 24, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. This batch of donated materials will be distributed to medical staff and volunteers who are fighting on the front lines, and will contribute to Germany’s fight against the pandemic.
The donation ceremony was attended by: Dr. Jens-Uwe Retter (Vice President of the Berlin Red Cross), Tristan Martens (District Managing Director & CEO of the German Red Cross District Association Müggelspree), Jens Quade (President of the German Red Cross District Association Müggelspree), Wei Duan (Head of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany), and representatives of CRRC ZELC Germany Lian Tang, Wenlei Xie and Ze Xu.
Mr. Jian Cheng, General Manager of CRRC ZELC Verkehrstechnik GmbH, states:
“As our national leaders have always emphasized, the fight against the pandemic knows no borders. In times of crisis, the only way to obtain final victory is by uniting our strengths and facing the challenges together. The medical staff and medical institutions in Germany have made great efforts to fight the pandemic. They have earned widespread praise from the international community. CRRC is an international enterprise and its core subsidiary, CRRC ZELC, established CRRC ZELC Germany in Berlin. In response to the call and under the guidance of the Chinese Embassy in Germany, we are willing to do our utmost to support the medical staff who are fighting on the front lines during these difficult times, and we wish to undertake our social responsibility as part of the local community. We firmly believe that with joint efforts of the international community, Germany will quickly overcome the crisis, and production and life will resume soon. “
The Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Germany Mr. Weidong Wang adds:
„As an outstanding representative of Chinese enterprises in Europe, CRRC ZELC has taken effective measures to protect the health and safety of its employees during the fight against the pandemic. At the same time, CRRC ZELC keeps in mind its corporate social responsibility, shows a high degree of commitment, and donates virus prevention materials to hospitals and medical institutions through the German Red Cross. I believe that the donation of these materials is a reflection of the sincerity, love, enthusiasm and responsibility of CRRC. This donation will provide the medical staff and volunteers who are struggling on the front line in Germany with safety and protection, and will assist Germany in the fight against the virus. I highly appreciate the efforts of CRRC and other Chinese enterprises to help Germany fight off the pandemic. We are convinced that through the cooperation of all countries around the globe, the virus will be defeated soon and the friendship between the people of Germany and China will endure. “
Mr. Wei Duan, Head of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany, comments:
„As an excellent representative of Chinese enterprises in Germany, CRRC ZELC showed no vacancies in the fight against the pandemic in Germany. CRRC ZELC not only has taken effective measures to protect local employees, but has also mobilized its resources to raise a large amount of much-needed anti-virus materials in Germany and donated them to German hospitals and other medical institutions via the German Red Cross. This donation reflects the social responsibility of CRRC ZELC and its sincerity to integrate into local communities and its strong will to carry out localized and sustainable business. We would like to express our gratitude to the Chinese companies represented by CRRC for their donations during these times of crisis. Germany offered China great help when the situation in China was very difficult, it is now time for China to show its gratitude. There is no division between people, Germany and China will support each other. We believe that through mutual efforts, the virus will eventually be defeated. “
Mr. Jens Quade, President of the German Red Cross District Association Müggelspree (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Müggelspree e.V.), outlines:
„Through this generous donation from CRRC ZELC, we can reduce the risk of new coronavirus infections among medical staff and even everyone around us. The donated material will be distributed to the Berlin Red Cross, Berlin hospitals and medical institutions. We will do our best to provide the necessary assistance to the people who are most in need. This donation of materials allows us to fulfill our health protection obligations towards the German people. We express our sincere gratitude for the cross-border humanitarian assistance provided by CRRC ZELC. “