Midis Group join hands with key affiliates in solidarity movement to bring relief equipment
Midis Group, affiliates, and long-time key partners have mobilized to help rebuild and repair damage caused by the tragic event of August 4, 2020. In a series of actions, IT equipment, building materials and energy resources like generators were shipped in and set to work. Under the umbrella title of “Together for Beirut”, the relief efforts are ongoing and could continue for some months.
Kohler-SDMO and the Midis Group join forces to send a full container of generators to Lebanon
Following the explosion that struck the city of Beirut on August 4, 2020, Kohler-SDMO naturally mobilized its teams to support the affected population. This solidarity movement set up immediate initiatives to meet the energy needs of residents and infrastructure.
Kohler-SDMO and partner, Midis Energy, rushed to donate a full 40-foot container of 22 KVA generators. This operation was carried out in collaboration with the Midis Group, their major partner for 25 years in the Middle East. Eighteen K22 units equipped with Kohler engines were made available and distributed to various important Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) working on the ground, namely, the Lebanese Red Cross, Arc-En-Ciel, Caritas and Offre-Joie.
“The tragedy in Beirut is a human drama and Kohler-SDMO associates feel concerned about and supportive of Lebanon people suffering. This is why our teams worked hard to donate and ship 18 K22 generators to Beirut as our modest contribution to supporting population with electric power needs. In order to secure the best local setup, we are fortunate to be working alongside the Midis Group, our long-lasting partner in many Middle East countries. I feel extremely proud of this partnership and of our joint response to the situation,” said Lenaik Andrieux, General Manager, EMEA Power Systems, Kohler-SDMO.
The container was shipped from Marseille on Friday, August 21 and the 18 K22 generators arrived in Beirut on August 27, thanks to the shipping company CMA-CGM as part of their “A Boat for Lebanon” operation.
When unloaded in Beirut, Midis Group and the Lebanese Red Cross worked in close collaboration to guarantee the best response to the needs of local teams who urgently needed generator power to repair disaster-struck infrastructures.
MDS UAE and Midis Group working together for Beirut
Over the past few weeks, MDS UAE has been committed to help the people of Beirut recover from the tragedy that occurred earlier this month. As part of that initiative, MDS UAE contributed to the efforts of the Lebanese Business Council - Abu Dhabi to support the reconstruction of Beirut’s infrastructure. Approximately 138 tonnes of glass have been shipped out, with the support of MDS UAE and other entities coming together to fund this initiative.
Sami Abi Esber, President, Midis System Integration Group and Board Member, Midis Group, had this to say: “We are thankful to the Lebanese Business Council for organizing this initiative which allows us to help with the infrastructure and economic recovery of Lebanon. These glass panels will go a long way to restore a sense of normalcy to the needy people of Beirut – and we will continue to play our role in assisting in every way we can.”
Midis Group and affiliates, QuanTech and BlueTech Holding, worked together to bring in replacement IT for Saint George Hospital
As part of our continued efforts to assist Beirut recover from the recent tragedy, the Midis Group and affiliates - QuanTech and BlueTech - are actively working with the Healthcare industry to ensure medical continuity in such difficult times.
Expanding our ‘Together for Beirut’ campaign, we have been working closely with Saint George Hospital by providing donations in the form of 20 desktops and 150 display screens to ensure our medical heroes have the required technology available to continue assisting their patients. We are proud to have led this initiative with Saint George Hospital and will continue to provide assistance as needed.
“While we continue to assist different economic sectors of Beirut we are paying special attention to the healthcare industry that has suffered so profusely. As such, the Midis Group is committed to donating devices, screens and other technology that will be vital in keeping hospitals like Saint George operational, thereby allowing them to continue working seamlessly,” said Sami Abi Esber, President Midis Systems Integration Group, and Board member of Midis Group.
These contributions have been implemented through QuanTech and BlueTech, local Midis Group entities based in Lebanon. Samer Kandalaft, General Manager of QuanTech, had the following to say. “Our relationship with Saint George Hospital goes back a long time and has enjoyed the test of time. QuanTech always stands together with its clients, community and beloved country in good and in challenging times. We are humbled to be of assistance to Saint George Hospital in our area of expertise and to sustain its operations for the good well-being of our citizens.”
“There has never been a more critical requirement for technology to assist in maintaining the health and welfare of our community. We hope this contribution goes a long way in the healthcare sector of Beirut, and in specific, to all citizens who were affected by this tragedy. Midis Group and BlueTech are committed to helping the people of Lebanon during this time of need,” said Tony Azzi, General Manager of BlueTech Holding.
Midis Group bring replacement IT equipment for the Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital
The Midis Group donated advanced computer equipment to the Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital to help them keep up with their mission. The hospital’s own IT equipment was destroyed by the blast; in spite of that, hospital staff attended with courage and limited means to more than 750 injured on the night of the explosion.
Laptops, monitors, tablets, screens and printers were offered to the hospital on Wednesday 23 September. The IT equipment was received by the hospital in the presence of Jocelyne Ziadeh, CIO, Doctor Samia Jebara, and Abdo El Hachem, Secretary of the Board of Directors.