ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ergotron, a global movement company that builds environments that help people thrive, has partnered with Ingram Micro China to donate medical carts to two hospitals in Wuhan, China, the city at the epicenter of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak. The carts were provided to Huoshenshan and Leishenshan hospitals—emergency facilities built in just days to help contain the spread of the virus.
Twenty-four of Ergotron’s StyleView® mobile medical carts were transported from the company’s facility in Dongguan, southern China, to Wuhan—a 600-mile trip that took 16 hours by truck. At the hospitals, the carts will be used for telemedicine applications and to aid with processing electronic medical records. “The Wuhan medical teams are working around the clock to treat a huge influx of patients,” said Patrick Shao, chief executive officer at Ingram Micro China. “Ergotron’s StyleView carts can help them work more efficiently.”
The medical carts were jointly funded by the two companies, and they worked together on delivery logistics, setup and installation. “We’re so proud to work with our distribution partner, Ingram Micro China, to make this donation happen in a short timeframe,” stated Chad Severson, chief executive officer at Ergotron. “Without their help, this would not have been possible. They’ve been a truly outstanding partner in this unfortunate situation.”
Michael Kralj, Ergotron’s director, Asia Pacific, said: “Not only is the coronavirus outbreak a global health concern, but this emergency has serious implications for our colleagues. We have a team in China, and a number of our employees traveled home to the Hubei province for the Chinese New Year holiday. We want to do whatever we can to support our team, their families and the Wuhan community.”
Ergotron, Inc. is a global company focused on improving how people work, learn, play and care for others. Using human-centered design principles and the technology of movement, Ergotron builds solutions that help people thrive in healthcare, education, contract furniture and general office environments. Its custom solutions group provides innovative product offerings to companies like Amazon, Haworth, GE Healthcare and Cisco Systems. The company has a 35-year history of innovation with more than 200 patents and a growing portfolio of award-winning brands including WorkFit®, CareFit™, LearnFit® and JŪV™. Ergotron is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a global sales and marketing presence in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. All products are designed in the United States and produced in Ergotron’s facilities in St. Paul and China. Learn more at www.ergotron.com.