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Still supports disinfectant production

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 ( #969 ) - Hamburg, Germany
Still supports sanitiser production at Gronwohlder
Still supports sanitiser production at Gronwohlder
In the global effort to fight the coronavirus, basic materials for medical care are urgently needed. The Gronwohlder brewery is, therefore, now producing disinfectants at its production facilities, helped by Still, which is providing an electric forklift free of charge for the company logistics. Thousands of litres of disinfectant will be produced over the next few weeks on the premises of the Gronwohlder brewery in the Stormarn district. Production and distribution will be taken over exclusively by pharmacies, which currently have a temporary production permit. Gronwohlder is providing its equipment and labour at cost price. Thanks to this large capacity, the pharmacies will be able to produce large quantities of urgently needed disinfectant in a very short time. "The current situation is a great challenge for all of us. This makes it all the more important for us to show solidarity now," explains Thomas A. Fischer, managing director of Still. "We are therefore very happy to support this great project of the Gronwohlder brewery with our logistics competence and a powerful electric forklift truck." Still has supplied a RX 20-20 forklift with a lithium-ion battery and an easy battery change. "(Previously) a Still low-lift pallet truck has been in operation on our premises. Now that we can use a powerful and safe forklift truck, our work is made much easier," says Torsten Schumacher, beer sommelier at the Gronwohlder brewery. "The fact that we receive so much support for our initiative is a great confirmation that we are doing the right thing. Thank you very much for that!"