Over the past few weeks the Coronavirus epidemic has been spreading throughout the world having wide ranging implications on all of us. In this respect we would like to inform you on our two-focus areas:
We are taking all necessary steps to prevent, to the best of our ability, the spread of the virus in the company’s factories. We are working in accordance with the guidelines published by state authorities and are implementing various measures to secure both health and safety as well as business continuity.
Shop floorPrecautionary measures have been taken at shop floor level in each group company securing the safety and health of employees. All factories have been closed for visitors, unless business critical, extra cleaning is in place and employees are monitored to follow the hygiene rules of conduct in each factory.
Offices and staffOffice and staff employees are to a great extent working from home. If being on site is business critical, work procedures are in place to secure continuous operations, as for example alternating teams – one week working off site, one week working on site. IT infrastructure enables remote access to ERP systems, office applications as well as video conferencing. The sales and technical support teams are working at home, support on location will only be available in case of emergency. Nevertheless, we remain committed providing a comprehensive and accessible response at any time.
Supply chain and deliveriesWe are reviewing our supply chain daily, raw material availability, pricing, transport and stock management. Necessary preparations in terms of inventory raw materials, finished goods and spare parts have been taken. Our inbound raw material supply comes from several different suppliers in Europe, providing a resilience in this situation.
We can report that no fundamental issues have been detected, the company continues to operate normally. We will remain transparent and are committed to bridge this challenging period together. You are welcomed to contact us at any time with any issue.