The outbreak of COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO on 11 March 2020. Although the medical products industry, like many other sectors, has been affected by severe restrictions and commercial damage, the demand for pandemic-related products continues to rise - and therefore also the demand for secure packaging solutions for these products. MULTIVAC has already been able to support many manufacturers at short notice in overcoming the current challenges.
Ensuring continuity of supply has the highest priority.
Individual countries are faced with the challenge of making sure, that their healthcare facilities are provided with urgently needed equipment, medical products and medication. “As the leading packaging solution supplier to the medical and life science sectors, we have been considering what contribution we can make in the current crisis. Ensuring continuity of supply has the highest priority, and we hope that, as part of the supply chain, we can be of assistance in this regard. We are therefore concentrating in particular on the short-term provision of suitable machine solutions,” explains Luc van de Vel, Executive Vice President of the Medical & Consumer Solutions Business Unit at MULTIVAC.
There was a significant increase at the start of the pandemic in the requirement for products used for taking samples, such as swabs, filters, and other diagnostic items. These pandemic-related products were required at extremely short notice. Thanks to stock machines and new machines with significantly reduced delivery times, MULTIVAC made a major contribution to covering this demand. "Our focus continues to be on prioritising COVID-related projects, issuing quotations very rapidly, optimising manufacturing times, and of course, delivering our packaging solutions as quickly as possible," says Luc van de Vel.
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