Geely begins airlifting medical supplies to Europe and South East Asia

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Mar 2020


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 ($28.38 million) 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.

Over and above the 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.

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