When Ritter GmbH needed temperature control systems made by gwk for the production of plastic parts for urgently needed rapid coronavirus test kits, gwk (Gesellschaft Warme Kaltetechnik mbH) from Meinerzhagen devoted their full energy and attention to this task. The production workers of gwk quickly set up a new shift schedule and gave their all to ensure the quick fulfilment of the order placed by the Bavarian manufacturer with a strong specialisation in the medical devices field. With the large and particularly energy-efficient devices of the protemp series, gwk was able to combine an important contribution to overcome the COVID-19 crisis with technology ensuring the protection of the environment.
Michael Neufurth, Head of sales of the Bavarian sales area, gwk said: “We are fully away of our responsibility to society during this coronavirus pandemic and are, of course, willing to live up to it.” Ritter, a plastics-processing company deemed essential during the coronavirus crisis, has ordered numerous temperature control units with highly efficient centrifugal pumps from gwk. The injection moulding machines for which these temperature control units are intended are used for the protection of microtiter plates that are needed for performing rapid coronavirus tests.
Neufurth says: “We all gave everything to overcome the crisis as quickly as possible. However, mass testing is only possible when all of the necessary conditions are fulfilled. This is why our temperature control units are more than just a small cog in the machine.” Since the coronavirus crisis clearly fuels the demand for plastic parts for rapid test kits, gwk plays an important role in securing the long-term supply of these parts. Samuel Krebber, Technical Manager, Ritter GmbH, says in retrospect: “In this exceptional situation, the fastest possible supply with the necessary temperature control units was of the utmost importance for us. We are grateful to have gwk as a reliable partner at our side.”