GROHE has implemented a number of new measures across its European manufacturing sites, in order to protect employees in the COVID 19 crisis.
In three of GROHE’s German manufacturing sites, production schedules and set ups have been adjusted to comply with the latest official recommendations and guidelines with regards to hygiene measures and safety of staff.
Production in Albergaria, Portugal, has been suspended from 30th March 2020, and is planned to resume on 12th April 2020.
Besides the European plants, the manufacturing site in Klaeng, Thailand, is also following strict procedures including those around temperature controls to ensure increased hygiene standards and safety for employees.
For all sites, applicable regulations and measures are under constant review and subject to adjustments as necessary. Together with its business partners, the GROHE brand is closely working on managing stock and service levels across the EMENA region, taking into account the circumstances and requirements of individual markets.
‘With the spread of the novel coronavirus we witness an unprecedented situation, across the globe. Over the recent weeks, the impact has increased on society and the economy alike. Given the overall dynamics, we have constantly evaluated the rapidly changing circumstances early on to determine necessary actions. It is now, that we are tightening existing measures to further protect our employees,’ says Thomas Fuhr, COO Fittings LIXIL International and CEO Grohe AG.