Living and working safely: current information on coronavirus

In addition to developing and manufacturing products for a safe workplace, at Schmersal we also give top priority to the safety of each and every individual.

This principle is relevant in the current situation with the global spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In view of this, we have introduced a range of precau-tionary measures to protect our employees as best as we can from infection and to guarantee our delivery reliability as far as possible.

We will keep you up to date on all issues relating to COVID-19 and Schmersal as and when the situation develops:

1 | Measures: Pro-active action and information

The health and well-being of our employees and fellow human beings has top priority. This is why we have already raised awareness amongst our employees worldwide about the precautionary measures to take to protect against COVID-19. To reduce the risk of infection, we have postponed all business travel to infected areas.

Business trips and business trips take place, regardless of duration and distance, only in absolute exceptional cases and after approval.

2 | Supply chain: Service and delivery capacity

Our delivery capacity is safeguarded based on the current situation. We remain in regular contact with our customers and suppliers should this situation change at short notice. Due to the speed at which COVID-19 is spreading worldwide and the associated border closures, we cannot rule out disruptions to the supply chain may occur as a result. We are therefore continuously reassessing the delivery situation and will do all we can to limit any possible knock-on effects to our customers and business partners due to a bottleneck in the supply chain.

3 | Communication: Availability and regular updates

With 7 production sites, 20 subsidiaries and more than 50 trade agencies around the world, we are close at hand to answer any questions our customer and business partners may have. Please contact your Schmersal representa-tive with any specific queries you may have about certain product groups. You can find contact details here.

4 | Events: Trade fairs and customer events

Authorities are unanimously advising caution and prevention with regards to trade fairs and customer events.

Up to and including April there are no trade fairs taking place which Schmersal Group is attending. The “tec.nicum on Tour” customer event this month is also being postponed. In addition, all internal and external events at the Schmersal Academy will not take place until further notice.

A detailed list of all events and trade fairs at which Schmersal Group is being represented can be found here.