Important Information

Basel, 18 January 2021

Coronavirus Communication

Continued fully operational production – building activities for investments continue – increased safety measures continue – selected logistic routes challenging

 

Dear Customer,

Jungbunzlauer continues to monitor the development of the pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely. This letter is dated 18 January 2021 and will be updated regularly. COVID-19 infections are again or still increasing in many parts of the world and we are maintaining and increasing our safety measures at all Jungbunzlauer sites and offices. Currently, these developments have no impact on our general ability to supply products to our valued customers. We have made special efforts to prepare even better for these subsequent waves of infections, closely monitor all official guidelines/ regulations, and appreciate every opportunity to learn about further precautionary measures.

Until further notice, on-site/ physical audits will be restricted to absolutely essential audits only. We have worked on developing a remote audit format and first experiences were very positive. We see this as a very viable alternative, at least on interims basis.

Our travel activities are again completely on hold and we have asked employees to work from home whenever possible.

Building activities
In compliance with the different local restrictions, all project activities are continuing in the different countries so that availability of additional supply possibilities for our customers are not going to be delayed significantly.

Supply chain security
We are in close and continuous contact with our transport partners. The precaution measures of our customers at the point of unloading have increased and the logistic chain is prepared accordingly. Each individual precaution measure at the point of unloading which we receive from our customers is forwarded to our transport partners in order to be adhered to immediately.
We are in permanent contact with our forwarders and distribution partners to discuss transport routes in critical regions and discuss alternative routes and possibilities. We have seen that availability of trucks in Europe has gone down for selected routes. We will reach out to our customers and forwarders to ensure reliable delivery of products. In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your sales representative.

Concluding words
The health and well-being of all our employees, colleagues and their families are priority number one. We are very much aware that many customers and hence consumers rely on our ability to supply our products. We do our utmost to stay fully operational, have increased safety measures in place and continue to operate in a fast, efficient, and responsible manner.

Many of us will not be able to continue long-standing traditions of gathering with family and friends at the end of 2020. COVID-19 is truly an unprecedented disruption for our generation. Our view on security and safety has changed and also our roles and routines had to evolve very quickly to be able to cope with the new situation. We wish you endurance, strength, health, and as much happiness as these times can allow.

Stay safe and sound.

With best regards,
Jungbunzlauer International AG

Tom Knutzen            Stephan Müller
CEO         VP Sales