Management Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Dear business partners,

the Covid 19 pandemic and the associated restrictions on life that we are all currently experiencing pose great challenges for each and every one of us, both in our work and in our private lives.

Since the beginning of the global pandemic, or rather since it became known, we have been following developments with great diligence and are continuously re-evaluating the situation given the current state of knowledge. As your business partner, our primary goal is to maintain our full ability to deliver the machines and services you need to keep your business running. At the same time, we have taken a variety of measures to protect the health of our employees, limit the risk of infection and therefore reduce its spread.

A task force consisting of the Executive Board and the management team of the Schubert Group meets regularly to assess current developments and their impact, and to take appropriate action. There is ongoing discussion with our company physician.

Our travel activities comply with the guidelines of the German government and with the requirements of the individual states.

Visitors are welcome and, in accordance with general regulations, will be asked in writing about a possible risk of infection before arriving and entering our company premises. Every visitor will be obliged to carry out a Covid 19 self-test provided by us.

The obligation to self-test does not apply to individuals who are regarded as tested, recovered or vaccinated in accordance with the Federal Corona Virus Entry Ordinance of 12 May 2021. A respective test, convalescent or vaccination certificate must be presented.

Visitors and employees are required to wear FFP2 mouth/nose protection when on our premises. This can be dispensed with during meetings and at the workplace if a minimum distance of 1.50 m can be ensured and if the rooms are adequately ventilated on a regular basis.

A large number of additional hand disinfection dispensers have been set up. Handrails, door handles and other contact surfaces are cleaned regularly.

All employees have been and are urged to comply with all applicable preventive measures in accordance with the WHO (regular, extensive hand washing, keeping greater physical distancing, etc.). Furthermore, all employees must perform two Covid 19 self-tests provided by the company on a weekly basis. Here as well, exceptions are made for those who have been fully vaccinated and those who have recovered.

All employees are asked about potential risks of infection following business or private travel. If there is any doubt, employees remain at home in voluntary quarantine. If there is the slightest suspicion of infection, Covid 19 tests are arranged.

The number of mobile workstations has been increased. Whenever possible, home office is the preferred working method. Service activities are carried out remotely. Virtual meetings, factory acceptance tests are taking place with video participation, etc.

Our international Schubert subsidiaries have adapted their business processes in compliance with regional standards and regulations, working increasingly from home or, if necessary, in shifts. All international service teams are available for our customers via phone or email as usual.

We are in close contact with our suppliers to identify potential bottlenecks at an early stage and, if necessary, to initiate solutions. At present, we see no or only minor constraints in our own supply chains, which we have succeeded in eliminating immediately so far.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Together, we can keep the risks for people and business as low as possible. Know that you can always count on us as your reliable partner, especially in challenging times.

- Updated on 20 June 2021 -

 

With kind regards

Schubert Management

Gerhard Schubert
Ralf Schubert
Peter Gabriel
Marcel Kiessling
Olaf Horrenberger (Managing Director Schubert Packaging Systems)
Mark Stepney (Managing Director Schubert UK Limited)
Hartmut Siegel (Chief Executive Officer Schubert North America)
Bernd Göhringer (General Manager Schubert Robotics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.