German industrial gas specialist, Messer is to support Vietnam’s continuing struggle against the Covid-19 pandemic by sending 30,000 rapid tests designed for the coronavirus antigen.

The handover of the tests will be presided by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam with the aid of the Wiesbaden, Germany-based World University Service (WUS), Deutches Komitee e.V.

Remarking upon the situation in Vietnam, Stefan Messer, CEO, Messer, said, “We are very affected by the human suffering of people infected with Covid-19 all over the world, and with this donation we are pleased to make a further contribution toward containing the pandemic in Vietnam.”

The Hesse-based industrial gases firm boosted its production of medical oxygen massively in the wake of the pandemic, aiming to supply medical oxygen to all of its locations throughout Europe, Asia and America.

Messer also ensured continual supply of respiratory gas and the corresponding supply technology to hospitals and clinics in many countries.

The owner continued, saying, “Our ties with Vietnam are the result of decades of cooperation.”

“The country deserves our solidarity.”

With 25 years of business being conducted in Vietnam, Messer sees itself as an ally to the country, shown by its provision of industrial gases that are regarded by many as being as important as water and electricity.

The company is highly active in Vietnam; in addition to its three gas filling plants, it operates four production plants for air gases in Hai Duong and two in Dung Quat, with two more currently under construction.