Keeping our distance and yet sticking together - never before did we have to face such a major challenge as the current situation. For the time ahead, we wish you lots of positive energy, and above all, health.
We can announce positive news from China, as our sales offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Canton have been open again since the end of February and our nickel battery plant in Liyang has been back in operation since the beginning of March. In Wuhan we were able to restart production of lead-acid batteries at the beginning of this week.
At our German sites we are helping to maintain the production and supply chains and have reviewed the relevant business processes to remain operational. It is important to us to serve our customers so that they can manage their businesses and daily activities as well as possible.
With the implementation of home office structures, we have adapted the working situation in our offices according to the rules and recommendations of the German Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute for handling the coronavirus. All our employees can be reached as usual by telephone and e-mail. In addition, we use digital communication channels such as web and video conferences to stay in touch within the team and with our customers and partners. We have also taken extensive precautionary measures in our production facilities and continue to produce. At our locations in Europe, our employees can also be reached at their office or home office to answer your e-mails and enquiries.
As the current situation changes every day, we will keep you informed.
Our thoughts are with those who have been infected and with people who have lost family members or friends to the virus. Stay healthy!