GROHE has implemented its next steps in taking action to protect employees across its European manufacturing sites.
For its three 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, will be suspended from 30th March 2020, reflecting latest government regulations and the intensifying situation in this region. It is currently planned to resume operations on 12th April 2020. The structured and orderly phasing out period for the production in Albergaria has started.
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.
With its measures the GROHE brand wants to uphold the safety and health of its staff and support overall efforts to help contain the pandemic.
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.