VAHLE donates protective masks for police and fire department 02.04.2020

From left: Achim Dries, Managing Director of Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG, Rainer Balkenhoff, Chief Fire Officer of the Kamen Fire Department, and Elke Kappen, Mayor of the City of Kamen, at the handover of the masks. (Photo: VAHLE)
From left: Achim Dries, Managing Director of Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG, Rainer Balkenhoff, Chief Fire Officer of the Kamen Fire Department, and Elke Kappen, Mayor of the City of Kamen, at the handover of the masks. (Photo: VAHLE)

VAHLE donates FFP2 masks to the police and fire department in Kamen, where the systems supplier for mobile industrial applications has its headquarter. The face masks were supplied by the Chinese subsidiary VAHLE Mobilizing based in Shanghai as a sign of solidarity. In addition to the Kamen authorities, VAHLE employees at other European locations were also supplied with masks.

Kamen, April 2, 2020 - "The majority of our employees have already been working from home since mid-March in order to work reliably and more securely from there. Since the colleagues from production and logistics here in Kamen are already supplied, we are making the remaining masks available to those who need them more urgently," says Achim Dries, Managing Director of Paul Vahle GmbH & Co KG.

VAHLE will donate 250 masks each to the police and the fire department in Kamen. Sonja Wundrock, head of the Bergkamen police station and head of the district and priority services in Kamen, Bergkamen and Bönen, was very pleased about the support and immediately sent a patrol to collect the masks on Monday. The face masks for the fire department were handed over personally by Achim Dries and Marc Rubeau, responsible for occupational health and safety at VAHLE, in the presence of Kamen's mayor, Elke Kappen.

City Chief Fire Officer Rainer Balkenhoff emphasizes: "We are happy about any support. Unfortunately, even our resources of protective equipment are used up at some point, so we are happy to accept any help we can get." Elke Kappen was also thrilled with the donation from China: "It's just nice to experience this solidarity."

VAHLE's European subsidiaries were also equipped with FFP2 class protective masks to increase the safety of the workforce. In this way, the ability to deliver is also ensured. "Our subsidiaries - especially in the worst-affected regions, Italy, Spain and France - can use this support very well. We are doing our utmost to ensure that our colleagues remain healthy," emphasizes Dries. All VAHLE subsidiaries remain open and serve the warehouse and logistics applications with systems for energy and data transmission from mobile industrial applications.

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