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.
For many weeks now, 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.
Travel activities are reduced to an absolutely necessary minimum.
Visitors are only received in individual cases. Before arrival, questions need to be answered to evaluate a possible risk of infection.
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.).
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 entire company is on a two-shift operation with a 30-minute break between shifts, during which no one is present on the company premises to avoid any contact between shifts.
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 according to regional standards and regulations, working remotely from home or if necessary in shifts. All international service teams are available for our customers via phone or email like usually.
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 difficult times.
With kind regards
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.