Soltec collaborates in the construction of a hydroalcoholic gel production plant in Malawi
Through this initiative, led by Botanicae, Soltec will collaborate in the distribution of more than 3,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gel in medical dispensaries, schools and hospitals to more than 223,000 people
Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of solar tracking equipment for photovoltaic panels worldwide, in its commitment to help alleviate the impact of the current health crisis, has joined the initiative promoted by Botanicae, a company from Murcia specialized in the development and packaging of perfumes, to finance the construction of a plant for the production of hydro-alcoholic solutions in Malawi. Soltec, in collaboration with the other companies participating in this initiative, will supply more than 3,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gels in medical dispensaries, schools and hospitals to the districts of Nkhotakota, Salima and Ntchisi. Here there are more than 223,000 inhabitants registered in more than 1,000 rural communities. The aid is expected to be extended to new areas in the coming weeks.
This project arises after knowing the situation of East Africa in relation to the expansion of the Covid-19 and the shortage of tests and essential elements for the protection of the population. In this sense, Soltec, together with other collaborating companies such as Beter or Martiderm, has joined this initiative which aims to ensure the supply and promote access to hydro-alcoholic solutions, a key element in reducing the spread of the virus and maintaining hand desinfection. The logistic development of this action in the region is possible thanks to the Missionary Community of Saint Paul the Apostle, MCSPA, who have set up this laboratory and coordinate the work, packaging the product with the formulas and material that all the collaborating companies have sent them from Spain. The participation in the second phase of this initiative, which is the construction of the hand sanitizing gel production plant, has been opened to all those who wish to contribute through crowdfunding.
Raúl Morales, CEO of Soltec, said: “As a company operating worldwide, we are very proud to be able to help in the construction of this hydro-alcoholic solutions plant in Malawi, which will undoubtedly be an important boost in the fight against the virus in this African region. From Soltec we are committed to providing our support, within our possibilities, to help mitigate the difficult situations that are causing the spread of this virus, especially among the most vulnerable groups.
Support in the communities where it operates
Soltec develops its Corporate Social Responsibility actions following one of the company’s motto “Our energy is the people”, which under a large part of its business and solidarity strategy is included.
Since the beginning of the health crisis, Soltec has been committed, especially in the communities where the company operates. In Spain, the firm has currently donated 1,500 hydro alcoholic solution units, 26,000 masks and 1,000 disposable protective suits to hospitals and health centres to Murcia’s Health Service. The company is also aware of the difficult situation, intensified by the current crisis, that many families are experiencing, which is why it has delivered 960 kilos of food and basic hygiene items to the Segura’s food bank.
Given the presence of the company in different Latin American countries, Soltec’s Global Volunteer Service will collect food and basic hygiene products on a weekly basis, which will be distributed in stages to the NGOs and the most disadvantaged groups in Brazil. In addition, the company will make a donation to the NGO Aldeias Infantis SOS in the city of Lauro de Freitas, where the company is active, and which will make it possible to meet the needs of 140 families. On the other hand, Soltec is also collaborating in Chile, another of the countries affected by the pandemic and where it’ll made material donations to nursing homes and personal protection equipment (PPE).
Soltec is the third largest manufacturer and supplier of solar tracking equipment for photovoltaic panels worldwide. Founded in Murcia, Soltec has a work force of more than 1,600 people and a history of 16 years as a manufacturer of complete solar tracking equipment. The company is present in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, United States, Spain, India, Italy, Israel, Mexico and Peru.