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Positivo Tecnologia facing the challenges arising from the new coronavirus

Message from our CEO

Positivo Tecnologia, since the beginning of the crisis resulting from the new coronavirus, has prepared itself to adapt to these new times. We have implemented Crisis Management Committees to stand out, this crisis as healthier and better as we can. Our main goal was to maintain the safety and health of employees and partners.

About 90% of the entire administrative team started working from home. For those who remained at the offices and factories, we followed the strict instructions recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization), to avoid the new coronavirus contamination. Our attention extends to all employees' family members and society as a whole.

This concern made us go beyond borders. Our company is implementing a series of initiatives to combat the effects of Covid-19 for both and for the Brazilian economy.

We were engaged in a project to support the manufacturing of 6,500 pulmonary ventilators in record time - a real challenge to make them available to the Brazilian health authorities. We also sought for respirators abroad and we imported them to deliver it to other companies. We made available our best team in Brazil and Asia for this project. Every life matter to us.

In addition, we donated computers, phones and tablets to health institutions, philanthropic organizations, and families in underserved communities. We provided schools with free access to our distance learning platforms for students to study at home. We also supported the company Hilab to increase the production scale of Covid-19 fast tests.

Our desire to contribute to the country makes us to face challenges, providing intermittently technical assistance to equipment under warranty. We know the importance of these devices in times of social isolation. We are aware of the relevance of technology, which further ennobles our purpose to make people's lives better and smarter.

To this end, we have done everything possible to minimize the effects of the pandemic on people, businesses, and society. We have supported social initiatives, changed internal processes, adapted routines, and strengthened our call center, with each employee operating from homes, so customers can have a computer or a cell phone available.

We are working with full energy, with all of our capacity and creativity to overcome this difficult period and fulfill the role we chose to play at this moment. We hope that everyone will also be able to overcome this phase and leave it even stronger!

We are here, working from everywhere. Let us know if there is anythingelse we can do for you and for Brazil.

Count on Positivo Tecnologia!

Thank you,

Helio Bruck Rotenberg

President of Positivo Tecnologia

Support in the manufacturing of pulmonary ventilators

In view of the international lack of lung ventilators due to high demand worldwide caused by the pandemic, the Brazilian industry gathered to meet the national need. Our teams in Brazil, China and Taiwan mobilized themselves in a task force to save lives. They all endeavored to increase the production capacity of pulmonary ventilators of the company Magnamed in Brazil, a project which also had the collaboration of Suzano, Klabin, Flex, Fiat Chrysler, Embraer, and White Martins. Pulmonary ventilators are used in intensive care units for patients with severe symptoms of Covid-19. We were responsible for looking for suppliers in Asia, qualifying components, developing the electronic board, as well as negotiating terms and prices. We had the opportunity to facilitate the access to foreign motherboard manufacturers – a key component of the operation of pulmonary ventilators. We also worked to get the additional pieces, such as valves and transducers, by finding alternatives to the original suppliers which were out of stock. The project aimed to deliver 6,500 lung ventilators to the Ministry of Health in record time.

See some news articles on the subject:

•   Positivo Tecnologia joins other companies to produce lung ventilators (Jornal Nacional - Rede Globo– the main TV news on the open Brazilian channels)

•   Government and companies take war action to increase respirator production (CNN Brasil)

•   Ministry of Health acquires 6,500 respirators manufactured in Brazil (Ministry of Health website)

•   Companies come together to manufacture lung ventilators (BandNews TV)

•   Positivo Tecnologia donates 60 oxygen cylinders to public hospitals in Amazonas State, Brazil (Globo TV)

Other supporting Positivo Tecnologia initiatives
facing the consequences of Covid-19 in society:

  • Adherence to the Project "United for the Vaccine"

    Positivo Tecnologia joined the “United for Vaccine” amovement to support the project's goal of immunizing all Brazilians against Covid-19.

    We facilitated the barriers of the vaccination process, such as the difficulty of municipal health departments in recording data due to insufficient IT infrastructure.

  • Donation of Positivo computers to hospital in Curitiba (Brazil)

    We donated Positivo computers to the São Vicente Hospital. Founded in Curitiba city in 1939, the hospital increased the number of ICU (Intensive Care Unit) beds in its branch located in the district where Positivo Tecnologia plant and headquarters are based. The computers being used in the ICU to monitor patient data and computerize the administrative processes.

  • Donation of oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Manaus

    We have joined efforts with society to minimize the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Amazonas State, Brazil. In solidarity with patients and family members with severe symptoms, we donated 60 oxygen cylinders to public health institutions in Manaus Metropolitan Area. Three hospitals were benefited: “Beneficiente Português”, “Universitário Getúlio Vargas”, and “General Hospital of Manacapuru”.

    Each cylinder has a capacity of 50 liters of oxygen.

  • Free access to distance learning platforms to enable e-learning of Portuguese and mathematics during the suspension of face-to-face classes.

  • Donation of notebooks to families from underserved communities. It was afforded by the Positivo sales during theMothers and Fathers’ campaigns in Brazil.

  • We prioritize the fulfillment of repair requests for computer equipment in health institutions. Our technicians went to the forefront of combating the new coronavirus in order to ensure that computers, cell phones and tablets from health institutions function properly during the pandemic. Professionals are also committed to meeting requests from corporate customers regarding the maintenance of technology devices. In addition, we lend products as replacements when customers find it difficult to deliver repaired or exchanged equipment due to restrictions on social circulation.

  • We extended the warranty period of our products and provided technical assistance to health institutions. Thus, we could contribute to avoid the non-essential movement of customers during the recommendation of social isolation in case they need services from authorized stores for the maintenance of computers and cell phones within the warranty period.

  • We made contracts flexible for companies to rent notebooks during the recommendation of social distance. Our unit of computer equipment rental, Positivo as a Service, understood the temporary need and made the minimum rental time flexible. Previously, the minimum contract period was for 36 months. During the pandemic, the period was reduced to three months. It also granted a three-month grace period for companies that chose contracts starting at 36 months. It was a way to contribute to enable more companies to maintain normality of business, without compromising their financial cash due to the need to purchase computers for momentary use during the pandemic.

  • Supporting the restructuring of Hilab, a company which performs digital tests to identify reactant antibodies to the new coronavirus. The collaboration made it possible to increase production capacity to 20 million tests per month.

We are aware of the challenges we are all facing to overcome the consequences of Covid-19. By implementing these initiatives, we also want to inspire new responsibilities and join forces to minimize the impacts of the new coronavirus, in addition to strengthening us as people, companies and society.