Packaging producer Ecolean and its customers in the Chinese dairy sector are lending a helping hand in China during the coronavirus pandemic. The companies are donating products to hospitals and other institutions in communities affected by general restrictions put in place in response to the pandemic.
Ecolean said it was honouring its responsibility towards its customers and the conditions they are facing amid the pandemic. Challenges include limited production and importing capacities, a result of quarantines and travel restrictions in central China. Chinese manufacturing and trade industries, as well as the complete dairy supply chain, have been impacted since the restrictions started, the company stated.
Johnny Sajland, global sales director at the Ecolean Group, said the company is one of the few producers in the TEDA area in Tianjin allowed to operate its production plant for packaging material.
“As a result, we are fortunate enough to be able to secure a steady supply to our customers, so they can keep up production volumes,” Sajland said.
“Together with several dairy brands that are some of our largest customers in China, we are now donating products such as chilled yoghurt and pure milk to different institutions, such as hospitals in affected communities.
Sajland said Ecolean sees its customers as partners.
“This is our way of caring for and contributing to the societies in which we operate,” he said.
“It has been natural for us to offer our support to our customers, and we will continue to do so during the market’s recovery.”