GRAMPET Group donates a Coronavirus testing device and 1,000 testing kits to the Victor Gomoiu Children’s Clinical Hospital in Bucharest

Bucharest, June 3, 2020 – GRAMPET Group continues the campaign launched in May and donates one of the 10 COVID-19 testing devices to a children’s hospital, respectively to the Victor Gomoiu Children’s Clinical Hospital in Bucharest, together with 1,000 testing kits.

The state-of-the-art eCL8000-Automated ECL Immunoassay Analyzer, which has a processing speed of 86 tests per hour and can generate results in 18 minutes, was installed and calibrated in the hospital laboratory this morning.

A similar donation reached the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Prof. Dr. Matei Balş a month ago.

“From the beginning of the medical crisis, we understood that mass testing was the only way we can control the spread of this virus, at least until we have a vaccine,” says Gruia Stoica, President of the GRAMPET Group. “We purchased 10 such devices certified by the Chinese Ministry of Health, along with 10,000 testing kits, which we began to distribute in the centres where we operate nationwide. This time, we turned our attention to a children’s hospital, as there are more and more signals at international level that this virus is not as harmless to children as it was initially thought, on the contrary.”

So far, the GRAMPET Group has donated an eCL8000-Automated ECL Immunoassay Analyzer and 1,000 testing kit each to the Public Health Directorates of Deva, Iași and Galați, to the County Emergency Clinical Hospitals from Craiova and Constanța, as well as to the Faculty of Medicine within the University of Debrecen – Hungary. Currently, the Group is considering which other areas in Romania need such a device most, in order to pursue with the next two donations.

At the same time, the GRAMPET Group has donated 9,000 protective masks to the National Museum of Art and the Bucharest Ambulance Service.


About GRAMPET Group

Established almost 20 years ago, GRAMPET is today the largest private rail freight and logistics operator in Romania and Southeast Europe. Its 16-company structure is strategically designed to span the entire chain of rail transport solutions and products, thus offering clients an integrated experience at the highest level of competence: freight railway transport, building, repairs and upgrading of rolling stock, spare parts production, lease of rolling stock, freight transhipment, logistic services, as well as innovative IT solutions for railway operators.

With a declared objective to connect the Atlantic Ocean through the North Sea, to the Pacific, through the South China Sea, GRAMPET Group is one of the main drivers for the development of transport corridors that connect Europe to Asia.

Its flagship company Grup Feroviar Român (GFR) is one of the main rail freight operators in Romania and Southeast Europe. Currently, over 20% of traffic is international, with GFR offering complex logistic solutions to rail sector customers.

GFR is a member of all representative international organizations and has cooperation agreements with both state railway operators (BDZ Cargo, UZ, CFM, PKP Cargo, ZK, RCH, HZ Cargo, ZBIH) and private railway operators from Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and Germany.

The Group’s companies Reva    Simeria, Electroputere VFU Pascani, Reloc Craiova, and Electroputere VFU Craiova account for an important share of the Romanian rolling stock repairing market

In parallel, the group has an intense research and development activity, aimed at developing technical solutions that provide clients with a transparent and real-time experience. In 2017, GFR launched the E-CLIENT GFR portal, a first for Romania and Southeast Europe, which facilitates the management of the traditional carrier – customer-company relationship, from posting of orders to service invoicing, while going through essential stages such as ordering empty wagons, drafting transport contracts, providing unhindered access to process information, intelligent alert systems for decision-makers, and automated reporting.