GROHE brand adjusts production across Europe amidst coronavirus crisis

Date: 2020-03-30

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GROHE brand adjusts production across Europe amidst coronavirus crisis

- German manufacturing sites run adjusted production schedules and set ups to ensure strict hygiene and safety measures
- Manufacturing site in Albergaria (Portugal) to suspend production from 30 March to 12 April 2020
- Measures under constant review according to latest developments

GROHE, the world's leading company for complete bathroom products and kitchen fittings, has taken a major phase towards taking steps to support its workers through European manufacturing sites.

For its three German manufacturing facilities, development plans and institutions have been updated in order to conform with the most current government standards and instructions on the health and protection procedures of its staff.

Activity in Albergaria, Portugal, will be halted from 30 March 2020, representing the current policy legislation and the escalating situation in the country. Operations are officially expected to restart on 12 April 2020. The planned and organised phase-out cycle for output in Albergaria has started.

In addition to the Eu production facilities in Klaeng, Thailand, stringent protocols are often followed, such as temperature regulation, to guarantee a significant improvement in levels of health and protection for workers.

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Through its steps, the GROHE company aims to secure the safety and health of its personnel and to help the overall efforts to combat the pandemic. On all locations, the relevant laws and procedures are subject to continuous review and, where possible, modifications.

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.

Thomas-Fuhr-COO-Fittings-LIXIL-International-CEO-Grohe-AG

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.

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