Supermax Healthcare Canada Inc. offers 400,000 pieces of protective equipment to organizations helping the underprivileged.
LONGUEUIL, QC, Dec. 22, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – As the number of people in precarious situations has skyrocketed in the metropolitan area since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Supermax Healthcare Canada (“Supermax”), owner of the trademark Aurelia Gloves Canada®, launched in the spring of 2020 the “Tendre La Main (Reaching Out)” initiative aimed, as a first step, at providing free personal protective equipment (PPE) to non-profit organizations in Montreal and Quebec.
We are going through unprecedented difficult times, and Quebecers in precarious situations are among those hardest hit in recent months,” said Sylvain Bergeron, Executive Vice President of Supermax Healthcare Canada. It is the duty of all of us to contribute to the collective effort to limit the spread of the virus, not only by ensuring the health of our front-line workers, but also that of our most vulnerable citizens. »
After contacting key agencies in the field, including Centraide of Greater Montreal, Moisson Montreal, l’Itinéraire and many others, Supermax has compiled a list of agencies of all sizes with the most pressing needs. However, since efficient and coordinated distribution can sometimes be a difficult task, Supermax has joined forces with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), a leading professional services provider, for the planning and logistics of distribution of over 300,000 gloves.
In a second phase, Supermax donated more than 100,000 units of medical masks, hand disinfectants and protective visors to Centres Jeunesse de Montréal and the Quebec Food Banks (BAQ), representing more than 100 non-profit organizations in Quebec.
To date, the “Reaching Out” initiative has distributed more than 400,000 pairs of gloves, masks, and other protective equipment to more than 150 organizations in Quebec, ensuring a supply for more than 10 weeks within these organizations.
In addition to our efforts to distribute gloves and other PPE, we are committed to informing Quebecers about the use of this protective equipment,” said Mr. Bergeron. It is important to realize that a pair of gloves or a mask are only the first step in protecting yourself. It is the knowledge and application of usage protocols before, during and after wearing the equipment, such as hand washing, that will ensure complete protection. »
In addition to contributions in PPE, Supermax has also financially supported, for a total amount of more than $65,000, several causes that closely affect our local and national communities such as Moisson Rive Sud, la Guignolée, Movember and Les P’tits Lutins.
Supermax hopes that other manufacturers and distributors of personal protective equipment will join the movement. Since the supply and distribution network is now fully operational, it would only take a few days to meet the weekly needs of the organizations if the necessary volumes of this equipment were committed.
About Supermax Healthcare Canada Inc.
Supermax Healthcare Canada Inc. is a member company of the Supermax Berhad Group, located in Malaysia. The Supermax Berhad Group is the second largest manufacturer of disposable gloves in the world and exports its products to over 160 countries. Founded in 2004, Supermax Healthcare Canada Inc. is located in Longueuil and has 20 employees. As a manufacturer of its own products, Groupe Supermax Berhad has developed a range of successful brands such as Supermax, Aurelia and Maxter, offering products such as gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment that are reliable and recognized by laboratories, hospitals, pharmacists, doctors and surgeons around the world.
To learn more about the initiative, visit https://aureliaglovescanada.com/a-propos/tendre-la-main/.
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Supermax Canada inc.
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