Left to right: P Arumugam, chief executive, EKKI and Deccan Pumps; Kanishka Arumugam, co-chief executive, EKKI and Deccan Pumps; and Mr Jagadeesh, dealer, EKKI and Deccan Pumps.
Left to right: P Arumugam, chief executive, EKKI and Deccan Pumps; Kanishka Arumugam, co-chief executive, EKKI and Deccan Pumps; and Mr Jagadeesh, dealer, EKKI and Deccan Pumps.

Water technology firm EKKI Pumps is providing plumbers, mechanics and the pump installer community across India with free PPE (personal protective equipment) kits under a “Battle Covid” initiative.

The company, which provides pumps and systems under the EKKI and Deccan brands, plans to deliver more than 50 000 PPE kits to its pump installer community partnering with its 500-strong nationwide dealer network.

Initially, the distribution will be across seven states that include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our entire industry and we wanted to do something to give back to those people who make it happen every day in our industry,” said Arumugam P, chief executive of EKKI and Deccan Pumps. “By providing clean water to the world we help people stay healthy. Donating PPE kits is a natural extension of our mission to help people lead healthy and balanced lives.”

“In these exceptionally difficult times we stand with the plumbers, mechanics and the pump installer community to provide our relentless support,” said Kanishka Arumugam, co-chief executive of EKKI. “Our dealers are partnering with us and supporting us voluntarily in this distribution to reach out to them. As a socially responsible organisation we are going to keep doing the best we can do for our dealers and pump installer community.”