Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE
Information on the current situation at the Zumtobel Group
The Zumtobel Group and its brands continue to work intensively to maintain business activities and ensure the best possible service for their customers, even in the currently difficult times and the daily-changing situation.
As a responsible company, the Zumtobel Group follows the guidelines of the Austrian federal government and the general recommendations of the health authorities, and places the health and safety of its customers, partners and employees at the forefront of all its activities.
Many employees are currently working from home. This means that our customers can reach their usual contacts by phone or virtually.
Capability to deliver maintained
With its production facilities and distribution centres, the Zumtobel Group’s capability to deliver is maintained. The sites operate under strict hygiene precautionary measures to protect suppliers, forwarders and employees.
International production network supports operations
The Zumtobel Group's luminaire plant in Les Andelys, France, experienced a confirmed case of corona (COVID-19) despite compliance with all hygiene measures and was therefore temporarily closed. This precautionary measure was taken to avoid any further risk and to protect the health of all employees and parties involved. Within the international Zumtobel Group production network, the manufacturing at the plant in Les Andelys, which specialises in outdoor luminaires, will be covered by the production facility in Spennymoor, UK, until Les Andelys can resume work depending on further developments and recommendations by the local government. Customers can still reach the management at-site by phone in the meantime.
Job retention: planned short-time work in Austria
In Austria, the Zumtobel Group plans to implement the solidary offer by the federal government to introduce short-time work for three months beginning on 1 April 2020. The respective application was submitted today to the AMS (Public Employment Service Austria) in agreement with the Works Council. With the short-time working planned for Austria, the company is striving to maintain jobs beyond this crisis. It will also ensure that core functions within the Zumtobel Group can continue to be maintained during the phase of short-time work, so that customers can continue to receive the best possible service during this period.
The Zumtobel Group wishes its customers, partners and employees good health and would like to thank them for their trust.
Zumtobel Group Press Team
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