Important Information during the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

With the outbreak of the coronavirus in different parts of the world, we believe that it is our responsibility to support hospitals and people who need safety and medical equipment in facing this global challenge.

Our products and services protect, support and save lives. It is precisely in such a situation, that we want to demonstrate this by doing our utmost.

In this context, we have a special role to play in helping maintain the functionality of critical infrastructure. The failure or impairment of which would result in lasting supply bottlenecks, significant disruptions to public safety or other drastic consequences. We have therefore issued a certificate to our employees, which enables them to remain fully mobile in exceptional situations, subject to compliance with certain conditions, in order to meet our social responsibility.

Our company has a current pandemic plan which is regularly updated and adapted under the direction of our internal company medical service. All schemes for the protection of our employees and for maintaining our operational capability are likewise developed in collaboration with our internal health management. So our employees are already working exactly where it is operationally necessary and medically justifiable (on site at your premises, logistics; on a home office basis).

In selected areas, we have preparations in place to be able to continue our work with special protective equipment even if corona cases occur.

Please also understand that, in order to protect our own employees – where telephone conferences are not possible – we are holding the required customer meetings with as few people as possible and avoiding large groups.

We particularly appreciate the commitment of our employees and are very grateful for their daily efforts to support our customers in helping others.

In times of pandemic, we are doing everything in our power to meet our social responsibility to provide for society – worldwide.