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Todtnau-Geschwend, May 06th 2020

ZAHORANSKY India can produce with 50% of the workforce

From today on ZAHORANSKY Moulds & Machines Pvt. Ltd. in Coimbatore is allowed to work again with 76 of 152 employees in up to 3 shifts. This is valid until further notice and enables us to continue working on orders at full speed.

For the safety of the employees, extensive hygiene protection measures have been implemented. These include the wearing of mouth and nose protection, touch-free dispensers for disinfectants, hand washing stations, signs with rules of conduct, hygiene instructions, disinfection of rooms and offices, room dividers for meeting rooms and reduced and adapted occupancy of the canteen.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 29th 2020

ZAHORANSKY India starts production again in Coimbatore

Our plant in India will again be working with 20 employees per shift from tomorrow (April, 30th) onwards, in compliance with hygiene regulations. ZAHORANSKY has set up its own bus shuttle service for the safe transport of our Indian employees. Our logistics partners and parts suppliers are also largely operational again. Therefore, ZAHORANSKY India can continue to work on existing and new orders.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 24th 2020

Another lockdown in Tamil Nadu

ZAHORANSKY India is closed from April 27th to 29th due to another lockdown in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 21st 2020

ZAHORANSKY India is back!

Our plant in India is working again with 20 employees per shift in compliance with the hygiene regulations as of today. ZAHORANSKY has set up its own bus shuttle service for the safe transport of our Indian employees. Our logistics partners and parts suppliers are also largely operational again. Thus, ZAHORANSKY India can continue to work on existing and new orders.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 15th 2020

Renewed lockdown in India

The lockdown in India has been extended again until May 3rd. In addition, stricter rules will apply in the region where ZAHORANSKY Moulds & Machines Pvt. Ltd. has its production facility until April 20th, which will no longer allow our employees to commute to work. Therefore, our plant in Coimbatore will be closed again until April 20th.

As of April 20th, ZAHORANSKY Moulds & Machines Pvt. Ltd. can resume operations with a reduced workforce according to the status of today, April 15th.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 14th 2020

Production in Logroño starts up again

Following the officially ordered nationwide closure of most of the production facilities in Spain, ZAHORANSKY S.A. in La Rioja can resume full operations this Tuesday. On 4,000 square metres, around 70 employees manufacture and assemble machines for the production of household brushes and technical brushes. To protect the employees and to contain the spread of the virus, all employees use mouth and nose protection. Furthermore, the worldwide ZAHORANSKY code of conduct applies.

Production in India can operate again with restrictions

The production of injection moulds and machines in Coimbatore can resume operations with restrictions. The local authorities allow emergency operation with a maximum of 20 employees present at any one time. This enables ZAHORANSKY Moulds & Machines Pvt. Ltd. to continue working on existing orders as far as possible. The extent to which deliveries can be made is currently difficult to predict due to the massive restrictions in logistics and the general situation in India.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 9th 2020

Mandatory wearing of mouth and nose protection in all ZAHORANSKY plants and branches

Wearing mouth and nose protection is mandatory in all ZAHORANSKY production plants as well as sales and service branches to minimize the risk of infection.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 6th 2020

Further protective measures have been taken

Extended protective measures have been introduced at all ZAHORANSKY production facilities to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Personal desks and conference room desks have additional Macrolon barriers against droplet mist.
  • All workplaces are organized in such a way that a minimum distance of two meters to the next employee is guaranteed.
  • The wearing of a mouth and nose protector is compulsory when leaving the workplace and when the minimum distance of two meters cannot be maintained.
  • The maximum occupancy of rooms has been further reduced.
  • All main contact surfaces in rooms are disinfected daily.
  • The home office quota has been increased again.

With these and other measures, ZAHORANSKY is actively working to ensure that the supply of machines & systems, injection molds, automation solutions and spare parts can be guaranteed in the coming weeks.

Todtnau-Geschwend, April 1st 2020

Corona crisis management at ZAHORANSKY

The worldwide corona crisis also affects ZAHORANSKY, but does not catch us unprepared: For more than half a decade we have been using a business continuity management. This includes various contingency plans - including for pandemics and long-term financial crises. In many recurring emergency exercises, the ZAHORANSKY crisis emergency teams worldwide have prepared themselves intensively for emergencies. At present, 24/7 task forces on the topics of: employees & health, securing the company's existence and ability to deliver, secure the operative business. All production sites, sales and service branches and service areas of the ZAHORANSKY Group are involved. Below you will find information on the most urgent issues:

What is the situation regarding the ability to deliver & service availability?

The production sites in Todtnau, Freiburg and Rothenkirchen are currently operating without restrictions. The plant in Coimbatore (India), as well as the plant in Logroño (Spain), are closed (state of knowledge today) until April 14. 2020 by order of the respective governments. This applies to all production plants nationwide in both countries. Our service technicians in Germany, Brazil, USA, China and Japan can still travel in some cases and fulfill service orders. Wherever a physical presence on site is currently no longer possible, we support our customers with remote service solutions and via our telephone hotline (+49) 7671/ 997-138. Due to the high vertical range of manufacture for mechanical and electrical assemblies, high stock levels and multiple sourcing strategies, there are currently no or only minor delays or bottlenecks in delivery for machines, automation solutions and injection molds as well as spare parts.

What measures have been taken to maintain delivery & service availability?

ZAHORANSKY has implemented far-reaching measures worldwide to minimize the risk of corona infection for all employees:

  • Employees in administrative areas work mainly from the home office. Where this is not possible, the teams are divided and work in different offices or buildings at different times.
  • For external visitors, except for customers, our plants are currently closed. Contactless locks have been created for suppliers and goods traffic.
  • For mechanical production and assembly, redundancy is ensured in other production locations.
  • ZAHORANSKY has introduced extensive measures in cash flow management to provide financial security. Sufficient lines of credit are available at various banks and can be called in at any time to bridge the gap should this become necessary. However, we do not currently expect this to be the case.