Quadpack has teamed up with local charity systems, partners and industry colleagues to manufacture and provide protective equipment and supplies to offer aid to international COVID-19 relief efforts through local and national networks.
Working with its global supply partners and local charities, Quadpack is working to get protective visors, masks, gloves and hand sanitizer gel to the frontlines in Europe and the United States.
The company’s aid started with an initial donation of 300 standard face masks used in its wood factory in Spain to the staff at the Vic University Hospital in March.
Quadpack locations aiding effort:
- The Quadpack Plastics injection-moulding facility in Catalonia, Spain, has adapted a mould to manufacture over 100,000 pieces for face shields. Quadpack took part in a coordinated effort with other companies in the area to produce the various parts of the visors, for easy assembly on-site by users. The first 15,000 visors have already been sent to hospitals, doctors’ offices, old people’s homes, pharmacies and town halls across Spain.
- Quadpack’s rapid prototyping center in Leek, United Kingdom, is printing face shields and connecting pieces for ventilators using its Stratasys J850 3D printer, in response to an urgent call from North Midlands University Hospital. The team is working closely with OEM partner Stratasys and provider Tri-Tech3D, who is liaising with hospitals around the country to redesign shields and components for their health care workers.
- Quadpack’s offices in China and South Korea are working with Asian partners to donate protective equipment and source hand sanitizer packaging for Europe and the United States. Some of the equipment is destined for use by Quadpack’s factory and warehouse staff in Germany and the United States, with the majority of the material marked for donation to hospitals and care facilities.
Besides the brave workers on the frontline, Quadpack extends its admiration and gratitude to the businesses, partners, charities and networks involved in coordinating relief efforts and donating time, facilities and material. These entities include, but are not limited to, the following: In Europe:
- Tri-Tech 3D, 3dcovid19.tech, AstronSCIENTIFIC SL, Riba Mecanizados Metalicos SA, Cademolt SL, Fotocopias Diagonal Barcelona, Fundación SEUR, Dentro Spain SL, Dress Code Bcn, Maritim Projects, COMO Mataro, Juan Fornituras Badalona, Ayuntamiento de Gavá, Tot Trade Polimers, Biesterfeld Ibérica, Omya Polimers, Polimeros Guzman and SET.
- In Asia: Allen & Thomas, Apollo, Beauty Star, Bona, Choebe, Dalipack, Kugil Glass, Ninjbo Jieli, PPK, Sam Tai, Sambound, ST Future, Xinyu, Yonwoo, Yuga and Z&Z.
- In the United States: Stratasys.
“It was an obvious gesture and it got the ball rolling,” Quadpack CEO Tim Eaves said. “We are all in the same situation and of course we will do our part in adapting to meet the current challenges. We welcome the chance to work with industry colleagues and community bodies towards a common goal. As a company, we believe in collaboration as a catalyst for positive change. We never contemplated that our facilities and expertise would be used in this fashion, but are grateful to be in a situation in which we are able to help.”