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Update on the effects of the corona virus (COVID-19)

Update from 25 March 2020

Fully capable to deliver and at your disposal

Dear customers,

Understandably, we are currently receiving numerous enquiries as to how the corona crisis and the changing situation at home and abroad is limiting our availability and ability to deliver. As of today, we can assure you that our plants throughout Europe are completely ready for production and that our employees are available for your orders, inquiries and needs without any restrictions. Should you have specific requests for deliveries or special orders, we will examine all possibilities to meet your request.

Of course, the corona problem also is creating new challenges for us - especially in the area of safety for our employees, suppliers and customers. However, through the targeted deployment of an internal task force, we planned and implemented all the protective measures at an early stage - and in compliance with all the country-specific regulations concerning our branches - weeks ago. Our top priority is to maintain operations and to protect all workplaces. These measures include:

  • 2-shift system without cross-layer contacts
  • ensuring sufficient physical distance between employees
  • optimized cleaning intervals including forced, large-scale disinfection
  • permanently installed dispensers for hand disinfection in all operating areas
  • regular meetings of our task force to assess the situation on an ongoing basis
  • the technical equipment of modern video conference tools
  • the cancellation of all trade fairs in the first half of 2020
  • the early cancellation of the Hanover Industrial Fair in July 2020
  • the early build-up of stocks

To ensure that you are always up to date, we will regularly provide you with the most important information and updates here in the coming days and weeks.

We assure you: Corona creates new tasks, but for you, our customers, our employees and partners, we will solve every single problem.

With warm regards

Joaquin Borge Sanchez (Sales director)

 

Update from 20 March 2020

Dear customers,

The COVID-19 situation poses enormous challenges for the whole world. Both the economic activity of every company as well as public institutions and events are highly affected. Every single one of us feels the effects both professionally and privately.

The business activities of the EMKA Group are currently ensured at our production sites in Europe as well as in our international sales offices. Our measures to keep our employees healthy and to keep the business running have been effective to date. We produce our locking solutions in Europe. Our supply chains are working.

Nevertheless, we are monitoring the situation closely and we are in deep contact with the local authorities to exchange information and react just in time if necessary.

At all times, the health and well-being of our employees is our main concern. We meet this duty of care to the highest degree and we take appropriate preventive measures.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your EMKA contact person by phone or e-mail. We are at your disposal for technical product advices as well as for answering your requests and preparing offers.

At this point we will keep you informed about the current situation at EMKA.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay healthy!

Joaquin Borge Sanchez (Sales director)

Useful links and further information:

EMKA subsidiaries:
https://www.emka.com/de_en/services/contact/ 

Current information on the status in North Rhine-Westphalia can be found here:
https://www.land.nrw/corona

Current information on the situation in Germany can be found here:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html

Current information from the EUR crisis unit (European Commission) can be found here:
https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response_en

Current information from the World Health Organization (WHO) can be found here:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019