- Geely Holding and the Li Shufu Charity Foundation is donating urgently needed medical supplies to coronavirus affected areas in Europe and Southeast Asia.
- First batch of urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) being flown to hospitals in Sweden and Germany.
- Geely Holding and the Li Shufu Charity Foundation will donate testing kits and masks to Malaysia.
- Geely Holding subsidiary companies around the world also providing their own assistance to local communities in distress.
2020 March 20, Hangzhou, China. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) and the Li Shufu Charity Foundation have begun shipping urgently needed medical supplies to areas in Europe and Southeast Asia that are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks.
The first batch of donated medical supplies is being flown today to Sweden and Germany for local distribution to hospitals. In Malaysia, where Geely Holding is a strategic partner to national carmaker PROTON, the Group will donate testing kits and masks to hospitals and treatment facilities in need.
Earlier in January, Geely Holding and the Li Shufu Charity Foundation established a special 200 million RMB* fund to support the prevention and control of the Coronavirus epidemic. The foundation established by Geely Holding founder, Mr. Li Shufu, will purchase and distribute urgently needed medical supplies including PPEs, test kits, masks, disinfectants, and ventilators according to the needs of the severely affected areas.
As the coronavirus epidemic grows around the world, Geely Holding and its global family stands united and will make full use of the Group’s synergetic strength in the fight against the virus. Geely Holding and its subsidiaries around the world are strictly following national guidelines where they operate to protect employees and prevent the spread of the virus.
On top of assistance from Geely Holding and the Li Shufu Charity Foundation, Geely subsidiary companies around the world are providing their own assistance to local communities in distress. Volvo Cars in Sweden and Geely Sweden have donated over 12,000 medical masks to local hospitals. Benelli Motorbikes has begun shipping masks from China to affected areas in Italy. Geely Auto Technical (Deutschland) near Frankfurt, Germany has been working with local authorities to distribute medical masks and gloves. London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started an initiative providing drivers nationwide with a three-month finance payment holiday.
As the situation continues to normalize in China, Geely Holding has not forgotten the help it received from friends and family around the world. The fight against the coronavirus is not one that can be won alone. Together we are strong and together we will be victorious.
*200 million RMB equates to $28.38 million United States Dollars or 26.1 million Euros