It's a strange time. The Corona virus has the world under a spell of shutdown. We're heading into a situation unlike anything we've seen before. However, with all the news, some of it very disturbing, it is important to remain calm.
At the same time, however, the situation is so serious that we as a society must do everything possible to protect the designated risk groups. We as a company are also committed to this approach.
Responsibility on the part of individual countries, cities, companies and also individuals means taking the virus seriously in their respective areas of responsibility. Because risks are taboo when it comes to health at the latest.
We feel an obligation to our employees, partners, customers and end users to play our part in this.
Thus we have published internal hygiene plans at ASTRO, developed emergency plans for cases of infection, are in permanent exchange with the authorities regarding current developments in order to derive adequate measures in time. In the end, this can of course mean department closures or even a complete closure in case of hardship.
As a company based in Bensberg and with a share of over 75% of our own production "Made in Germany", we are currently still in the happy situation of being able to provide almost all our products in the usual quality and delivery time. Nevertheless, please understand that there may be delays in the case of blanket orders placed at short notice, as we too are dependent on primary materials. Please be assured that we will do everything possible to meet your requirements in the best possible way.
Our field sales representatives and technicians will also continue to be available for you on request. Please understand that we will first try to solve your concerns by telephone and advise you professionally as usual.
We are also happy to offer you an exchange of information on selected topics in the form of webinars or focus presentations via screen. Please contact your responsible contact person from our teams.
And one last message that we would like to support: in these times we all have to stand back, keep your distance, follow hygiene recommendations for the benefit of all, but especially the risk groups.
Your ASTRO team