Coronavirus: Klarius, Ring Carnation and Schaeffler all doing their bit

Published:  07 April, 2020

Businesses operating in the aftermarket are continuing to do their bit for the fight against COVID-19.

Klarius Products is continuing to supply components to help garages carry out critical repairs during the COVID-19 outbreak. In some cases, the company is working directly with essential workers in the healthcare sector to ensure they receive the parts they need as fast as possible.”

Mark Brickhill, CEO at Klarius Products, commented: “This is a challenging time for all of us, especially for those on the frontline. To support their repair needs, we will provide our full range. Our van fleet remains fully operational and we manufacture in the UK, thus avoiding any supply chain disruption. We will do whatever it takes to meet the needs of all our customers, enabling garages to carry out critical repairs.”

Also focusing on the emergency services, Ring Carnation has announced that it is remaining open to serve ambulances and other vehicles with much-needed specialist equipment.Ring Carnation provides the emergency and specialist vehicle sectors with intelligent switching and power management systems to maintain correct battery power and help to keep essential equipment in operation.

Richard Yates, Sales Director at Ring Carnation, said: “Ambulances and other emergency services are vital all year round, but now more than ever, it’s important that they can continue to operate as efficiently as possible.

Meanwhile, Schaeffler AG and the Schaeffler family are jointly donating €1 million to the Red Cross to help in the fight against COVID-19.

“We have the greatest respect for all people who maintain our infrastructure with extraordinary commitment in this exceptional situation. With our donation we want to express our gratitude and respect to the doctors and medical nurses who are doing superhuman work in the fight against COVID-19 these days,” said family shareholder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffer AG, Georg F. W. Schaeffler.

In February, Schaeffler AG donated 800,000 euros to first responder organisations in China and provided support for Red Cross activities in the country.

“The Corona crisis has assumed global dimensions. In these difficult times, we must all do what we can to support the fight against COVID-19,” said Schaeffler AG Chief Executive Officer Klaus Rosenfeld. “That is part of our social responsibility.”

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