To whom it may concern,
As the situation with the 2019 novel coronavirus continues to evolve, we want to inform you that Blattmann will do everything to avoid disruptions. At the same time, we are also prioritizing the safety of our employees and will follow the instructions from swiss authorities.
The situation in Switzerland (Date 27.02.2019):
„One person from the canton of Geneva and two people from the canton of Graubünden have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The person in the canton of Geneva returned to Switzerland from the region of Milan a few days ago. All three are being treated in the hospital in an isolation unit. Their health condition is good. The number of cases in Switzerland that have tested positive has therefore increased to four. The public health authorities are contacting people who have been in close contact with the person infected. It is possible that further cases may occur in Switzerland. The risk to the population is moderate.” Federal Office of Public Health – BAG
We keep ourselves informed about the situation on the BAG website: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov.html
At the moment we are working as usual and don’t expect any production disruptions. Our raw materials/processing aids are mainly sourced in Europe, so we are not directly affected by Chinese delivery delays to Europe. Furthermore, we don’t expect any disruption caused from the outbreak of coronavirus in north Italy.
We will update you as soon as the situation changes.
Head of Quality of Blattmann Schweiz AG
+41 (0)44 789 91 86