IKA donates 120,000 EUR to the Japanese Red Cross

to help victims of the earthquakes/All subsidiaries contribute 20,000 EUR

Mr. Rene Stiegelmann, MD of the IKA Group of Companies, along with his son Marcel, has handed over a symbolic cheque for more than 120,000EUR to the President of the Red Cross, Baden-Wurttemberg, Mr. Jochen Glaeser. The amount is intended for the Japanese Red Cross. It is the sum of the donations from IKA - Werke Staufen and its subsidiaries in the US., China. Malaysia, India and Japan. They have all contributed 20,000 EUR each. An additional amount of more than 3,000 EUR was donated by individual employees as a gesture in support of their Japanese colleagues.

In keeping with the intended purpose, the Indian subsidiary IKA India Pvt. Ltd also donated Rs. 13,00,000 to the Indian Red Cross by handing over a cheque to Mr. K R Dharmappa General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society. Karnataka State Branch, Bengaluru.

IKA has been enjoyed positive business relationship with many Japanese Companies for decades. With this contribution, we would like to express the solidarity IKA feels towards Japan and the people who have affected by the earthquakes,” says Rene Stiegelmann.

Japanese IKA employees have not been directly affected by the earthquake. Given the scale of the natural disaster, the colleagues there have agreed upon lending their support to the Japaness Red Cross.

The IKA Group is the worldwide leader in lab, analysis and process technology consists of Magnetic Stirrers, Stirrers, Dispersers, Mills, Rotary Evaporators, Calorimeters, Lab Reators and Shakers while the process technology develops and markets solution for stirring, mixing and kneading applications.

Founded in 1910, the owner managed company in 2010 with its 650 employees brought in 85 million EUROS.