IMPORTANT: Corona virus
UPDATE 30/03/2020 - Statement from STULZ GmbH on Corona virus
The Corona virus crisis and its consequences present major challenges for the whole world. As a global company with 11 production sites and 21 subsidiaries, we are also having to deal with unprecedented tasks. As a family business, the protection of our employees', partners' and customers' health and economic situation is our priority.
In order to minimize the spread of the virus, a large number of measures have been taken across our sites - all colleagues whose presence is not absolutely necessary are working from home. For the local staff, all realizable hygiene measures (based on recommendations from health organizations such as the WHO) have been taken. This also means that at this stage we have moved all appointments with customers, but also with employees and partners who do not require physical presence, to digital communication channels.
In addition to the health precautions, our specially convened Coronavirus crisis management team also takes care of the smooth running of all business processes. We are in constant contact with all the decision-makers in the global organization to ensure our performance promises in all areas. Through global capacity coordination, we are able to respond directly to local influences of the pandemic and to maintain our sup-ply chain.
In these difficult times, STULZ stands by you as a reliable partner. We are there for you, whether in sales, administration or service.
With kind regards
Please be informed that we continue to monitor the global and local developments related to Covid-19, with particular focus on avoiding or minimizing any possible disruptions to business operations and services, considering people safety and well-being as key priorities.
For this reason, we hereby confirm that STULZ has taken action based on the recom- mendations issued by Public Health Authorities, aimed at protecting our employees, clients and businesses. In particular, we have implemented detailed health instructions and recom- mendations for our people on their day to day activities to minimize the risk of Covid-19 infec- tion, and we have also stopped business travels unless under strict control, implementing on large scale alternative solutions to travels (such as teleconferences or similar). While we are always pleased to receive you in our factory, please check with us about any restrictions before planning a visit within the next weeks.
We seize this opportunity to inform about the present situation in our global production companies which the Stulz Group operates:
Foremost in view is China where the Covid-19 epidemic started and we are happy to confirm that both our factories are back to normal operation as more than 90% of our staff is back to work and – also important – all suppliers in China are also back in operation; abt. 77% with a capacity of more than 80%.
We can also confirm that, at present, there are no known issues that may represent a short- term concern: all our other global manufacturing plants are working as usual, and our supply chain is continuously monitored to anticipate any emerging risks and put in place alternative solutions, should any needs arise in the future. We have increased our stock for the production of our standard product range and believe that we are able fulfill our orders on hand unless something extraordinary is happening such as the government closes a production site tem- porarily. For such cases we also could check whether we can utilize one of our other global production sites as alternative as done already in case of China for a very urgent order.
Saying that we must also admit that we cannot look into the future
Should you have any other needs or questions; we are at your disposal as usual: please do not hesitate to reach out to your Sales Manager, should you need so.
Trusting you understand the actions implemented we remain, sincerely yours,