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16.03.2020
Dirk Röse
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Klasmann-Deilmann pre­pa­res

Spread of the coronavirus

 

Dear cus­to­mers and busi­ness partners,

the coro­na­vi­rus is beco­m­ing incre­a­singly inter­na­tio­nal. In addi­ti­on to Chi­na, South Korea, Iran and Ita­ly, which con­ti­nue to be the coun­tries most affec­ted, more and more cases of dise­a­se cau­sed by SARS-CoV‑2 are also being regis­tered in Ger­ma­ny, Fran­ce, Spain and almost any other country.

To our know­ledge, no one in the immedia­te vicini­ty of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group has fal­len ill to date, neit­her our employees nor our busi­ness part­ners and cus­to­mers. We con­ti­nue to hope that this will remain so and that the spread of the virus will soon decrease.

Klasmann-Deilmann has set up a cri­sis team as a pre­cau­tio­na­ry mea­su­re. We want to be pre­pa­red as com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly as pos­si­ble in the event of any sus­pi­cious or ill­nes­ses occur­ring in our com­pa­ny. Our goal is clear­ly defined:

  • We want to pro­tect our employees from infection
  • We want to gua­ran­tee the pro­duc­tion of gro­wing media and sup­ply our customers
  • We want to main­tain nor­mal busi­ness ope­ra­ti­ons even in an emer­gent situation

 

We have the­re­fo­re taken mea­su­res to help us achie­ve the­se goals:

  • We have tigh­te­ned the regu­la­ti­ons on pre­ven­ti­ve hygie­ne, which app­ly to our work­for­ce, but also to truck dri­vers and ser­vice pro­vi­ders on our fac­to­ry premises
  • We have redu­ced air tra­vel, other busi­ness trips, events and meetings
  • Stric­ter rules app­ly to visi­tors and hosts, which may lead to post­po­ne­ment of appoint­ments by at least 14 days
  • We have pre­pa­red our admi­nis­tra­ti­ve staff for tem­pora­ry work in the home office
  • In our pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties, we strict­ly sepa­ra­te the teams working in shifts from each other in order to pre­vent the spread of pos­si­ble cases of illness
  • Addi­tio­nal mea­su­res alrea­dy pre­pa­red only take effect in the event of fur­ther esca­la­ti­on in the spread of the coronavirus

 

We ask for your under­stan­ding, should the­re be any restric­tions in the con­ta­ct with you. We make our decisi­ons accord­ing to the cur­rent situa­ti­on and with the inten­ti­on of always pro­tec­ting all par­ties invol­ved in the best pos­si­ble way.

The impact on our ope­ra­ting busi­ness has so far been mini­mal. Our col­leagues in Ita­ly, Chi­na and throughout Asia deser­ve spe­cial thanks for their excep­tio­nal per­for­mance in main­tai­ning sales and logistics without com­pro­mi­se under signi­fi­cant­ly more dif­fi­cult con­di­ti­ons. Should the­re be a fur­ther shor­ta­ge of freight space in the com­ing weeks, we will inform you in good time.

 

But the most important thing is: Plea­se stay healthy!

 

Kind regards,

Mana­ging Direc­tors Klasmann-Deilmann Group

Moritz Böcking             Bernd Wehming