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Minister thanks Strix for assisting with PPE supplies

Tech company a 'helpful mediator' with suppliers during lockdown

The Education, Sport and Culture Minister has thanked technology company Strix for helping to bring PPE to the Island during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stock is currently being held at the NSC, and was ordered in from China with the help of Strix's connections in the country.

Dr Alex Allinson said the company was "very helpful in mediating with producers".

[Island's PPE stocks stored in the National Sports Centre's Sports Hall facility]

The company primarily makes control units for kettles, but also repurposed parts of its output to help the local community tackle the virus.

Lewis Foster spoke with Strix's Engineering Director Nick Gibbs, about the company's efforts:

 

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