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Current information about COVID‑19

Information from the Management Board

Last update: 16.03.2020

Currently the quantity of COVID‑19 infections is increasing in many parts of the world.
In order to minimize the contagion risk, Böllhoff has already taken preventive measures since February. We try to counter the progressive spread of the virus with a detailed risk and emergency management plan. The task force set up particularly for this purpose is monitoring current developments very closely and will fully support the measures taken by the authorities.

The task force is headed by Christian Hagemeier.

If you have any questions regarding this topic, please send an email to prevention@boellhoff.com or call the mobile phone number +49172 521 35 46.

The following preventive measures have been taken in order to contribute to the containment of the virus spread.
 

Management Board of the Böllhoff Group

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Availability

 

Last update: 23.03.2020

Due to the increased risk of infection with COVID‑19 and the resulting lockdowns in parts of Europe, the Böllhoff Group will partially stop manufacturing at its production sites in Southern Europe.
Sufficient stocks of finished goods as well as fully operating logistics centres ensure that all customers, both in Germany and internationally, can be supplied until further notice.
In our dedicated Corona crisis management team, we have also decided to expand our stock levels for relevant products, thus preventing potential disruptions in the supply chain.
Our plant in Wuxi, China, has now restarted production after an extended New Year's closure and is contributing to our total production again.

International business travel

 

Last update: 13.03.2020

Business travel rules for German Böllhoff employees:

  • Avoid air and rail travel
    • Exceptions within Germany need to be authorized by an executive employee.
    • Exceptions for international business travels need to be authorized by the Management Board.

We recommend our employees also to avoid private travels into the countries and regions at risk.


Prohibition of business travels for all Böllhoff employees to

  • Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore
  • Italy, especially the affected regions Lombardy und Venetia and according to the obligations of the authorities

For other regions and countries business travels are evaluated on an individual basis.


The same applies for meetings with business partners from these regions and countries.

Attendance of Böllhoff employees at national and international fairs and exhibitions

 

Last update: 24.04.2020

The Böllhoff Group monitors the decisions of exhibitions companies and organizations regarding realization, cancellation or delay.

For further information, please check their websites.

Preventive measures regarding company’s duty of care towards employees

 

Last update: 13.03.2020

  • Meetings and events are in most cases either postponed or conducted digitally.
  • Hygiene rules and information on prudent behavior recommended by the Robert Koch Institute have been communicated to all employees.
  • More extensive hygiene and cleaning measures are carried out at all company sites.
  • All locations have been equipped with sufficient personal protective material.
  • After the technical prerequisites have been installed broadly, large parts of the company will work from home starting on 16 March.