HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At present, the prevention and control of the epidemic situation of novel coronavirus has entered a crucial stage. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, all sectors of society have taken active actions and enthusiastically donated money and materials. The corporate sector is even more duty-bound to continuously support the prevention and control of the epidemic, becoming an important force in the "war against the epidemic". TCL, as a representative of a global enterprise, has always been on the front-line to give continuous support and has contributed its own strength to the fight against the epidemic.
On March 2, TCL took another step to pay tribute to Hong Kong's anti-epidemic “retrograders”, donating 200,000 disposable masks and 1,500 pieces of protective clothing to the Hong Kong police force. Mr. Li Kin-fai, Director of Personnel and Training of the Hong Kong Police Force, Ms. Lau Fung Ha, Chief Superintendent (Per Services & Staff Relations)(Per Wing)of the Hong Kong Police Force, Mr. Wang Daoyuan, consultant of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited and TCL Communications Technology Holdings Limited, and Ms. Xiong Yan, Deputy Chief of the Chairman's Office of TCL Technology Holdings Limited attended the donation ceremony. It is reported that preparations for this donation were started one month ago. TCL purchased relevant materials from overseas, tried its best to overcome the lag in procurement and transportation, and donated the materials as soon as they arrived to express its sincere admiration and full support for the professionalism of the Hong Kong police force.
At present, the prevention and control of epidemic in Hong Kong is under greater pressure. The Hong Kong Police Force, while carrying out its routine police work, has also taken on the task of helping other government departments to fight the epidemic. Hong Kong police force has always been active in the forefront of epidemic prevention. TCL's contribution is intent to provide effective assistance to the frontline anti-epidemic personnel of the police force and played a positive role in the prevention and control of the epidemic in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is an important part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay and also a strategic place for TCL's global development. As early as 2014, TCL set up a research and development center in Hong Kong, mainly engaged in research and development of intelligent product application scenarios and key technologies in the fields of Multi-media image processing and big data, and cooperated with many universities to accelerate technological innovation. At the same time, TCL Electronics, Tonly Electronics and China Display Optoelectronics are also listed companies in Hong Kong. TCL Electronics even successfully achieved its target for 2019 with excellent results. Recent official data show that TCL Electronics' total TV sales in 2019 increased 12% to 32 million units year on year, setting a new record. TCL will do its best to support the prevention and control of the epidemic in Hong Kong.
After the outbreak of the epidemic, TCL immediately launched a front-line donation campaign for anti-epidemic, giving full play to the integration advantages of its various industries and platforms, seamlessly linking up the preparation of materials to transportation, installation and putting into use to support Hubei. Up to now, the total donation funds and materials have exceeded 20.51 million yuan. As a global enterprise, TCL has responded positively to the call of the state. Under the premise of policy permits and ensuring safe production, global business is carried out in an orderly manner. Among them, TCL Wuhan CSOT located in the worst-hit area of the epidemic. Its low-temperature polycrystalline silicon display devices account for 20% of the global supply. In order to ensure the supply of global industrial chain, Wuhan CSOT still maintains 85% of the production capacity during the most severe period of the epidemic. The team works closely with each other to ensure the delivery, and at the same time makes every effort to prevent the spread of epidemic inside of the company. So far, there has been no confirmed Corona virus case in Wuhan CSOT factory. TCL's move has set a good example in terms of resuming work, resuming production, epidemic prevention, and stabilizing operations. TCL has done its best for the development of China's display panel industry the stability of regional economy, and has also demonstrated the strength of Chinese enterprises to the world.
In order to overcome the difficulties, unity is strength, we believe we can overcome the epidemic situation as soon as possible.