Corona Virus Statement (Covid-19)

REHAU reacts to the spread of the new type of corona virus.

04.09.2020

At REHAU, the safety of employees, customers and partners has top priority. Therefore, we are closely monitoring the development of the new corona virus Covid-19, which appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread worldwide.

Employees and customers

Due to the continuing worldwide spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), REHAU employees are advised to cancel business trips until further notice, even if they do not travel to and from risk areas designated by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). For this reason, business appointments during this period by and with REHAU employees are being conducted via digital channels, for example as virtual conferences. In addition to adhering to hygienic standards, all employees are also strongly recommended to reduce large groups of people and personal contacts to a necessary minimum for the time being, and to avoid and cancel them if necessary. The minimization of contacts is to be achieved among other things by 

  • restructuring work content
  • avoiding that shifts meet each other
  • ensuring that smoking areas are only visited alone 
  • ensuring that elevators are used individually
  • avoiding carpools on business trips

In addition, since not everyone infected with COVID-19 has symptoms of illness and can immediately take measures to protect their colleagues, REHAU provides his employees with fabric masks to keep the risk of infection for everyone as low as possible. All those who are in direct contact with colleagues, customers and partners and cannot maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must therefore wear a mask during working hours.

This is intended to minimize the risk of infection for all those involved, including customers and partners.

Employees with children of the appropriate age can contact their line managers to find an individual solution regarding childcare.

The supply chain

In the interests of our customers, we are focusing on a stable supply chain – from raw material purchasing to the delivery of goods.

For detailed information on the products that concern you, please contact your REHAU sales representative.

Events

In the meantime, events cancelled and postponed by the organizers:

  • IFAT (DE) – 4-8 May 2020 in Munich ⇨ 2020 cancelled, rescheduled to 30 May-3 June 2022
  • ANGA COM (DE) – 12-15 May 2020 in Cologne ⇨ 2020 cancelled, rescheduled to 8-10 June 2021
  • InnoTrans (DE) – 22-25 September 2020 in Berlin ⇨ cancelled 2020, rescheduled to 27-30 April 2021
  • CHILLVENTA (DE) – 13-15 October 2020 in Nuremberg, cancelled, rescheduled to 11-13 October 2022
  • Sicam (IT) – 15-18 October 2020 in Pordenone ⇨ cancelled 2020, rescheduled to 12-15 October 2021
  • GET Nord (DE) – 19-21 November 2020 in Hamburg ⇨ cancelled


Of course, we will continue to monitor developments closely, react immediately and, in this exceptional situation, keep our employees, partners and customers informed and support them wherever possible. Concepts for a return to the offices have been developed and are already being implemented as an important part towards the "new normal". The return, however, will take place gradually - in shifts, for example, in compliance with safety regulations and with appropriate protective equipment.

Only together we are able to slow down the further spread of the virus with reason and foresighted action and thus protect colleagues. Stay healthy!


Press contact

Albrecht von Truchseß

Head of Group Communications
Tel: +49 9283 772385
Mail: albrecht.von.truchsess@rehau.com

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