The parent company, IKA®- Werke Staufen in Germany, along with its subsidiaries in China, Malaysia, India and Japan, have each contributed the equivalent of $30,000 USD to their local Red Cross organizations; altogether donating $180,000 USD.
In addition, more than $4,500 USD were donated personally by IKA® employees in sup-port of their Japanese colleagues.
“IKA® has enjoyed positive business relationships with many Japanese companies for decades. With this contribution, we would like to express the solidarity IKA® feels to-wards Japan and the people who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami,” stated René Stiegelmann.
Japanese IKA® employees have not directly been affected by the earthquake and tsu-nami. Given the scale of the natural disaster, the colleagues in Japan have agreed to support the efforts of the Japanese Red Cross.