Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the security of supply for the population is very important. To this end, packaging producers such as THIMM make a significant contribution in the supply chain of food products and of pharmaceutical and medical products.

System-relevance of packaging

Companies that produce packaging and packaging materials are of essential importance for the community because if these become unavailable or are disrupted this may lead to supply bottlenecks with long-term effects. Therefore in many places packaging producers are classified as “system-relevant”. For example, THIMM would have been exempted – subject to the necessary health protection – from the pandemic-required closures. This means that THIMM can comply with its integral role in the supply chain.

Raw material supply by our suppliers

The basis for this is the supply of all THIMM sites with raw materials, including papers for corrugated cardboard production.

All our paper suppliers are producing without restrictions. As things stand, the supply of raw materials required for operations is secured for the time being. To this end, as part of our risk management, we are in close contact with our suppliers. Due to THIMM’s forward warehouse planning we are not expecting our production sites to be impacted.

Delivery security at THIMM

Thanks to the forward planning, THIMM is able to respond flexibly to peaks in demand and expand production capacities where required up to capacity limits. In addition, production transfer measures amongst the THIMM sites have been undertaken in order to further ensure the security of packaging deliveries. Based on the current situation we also expect the security of packaging supplies to our customers to continue in the future.

We look forward to helping you!

Personal appointments are only possible at the moment to a limited extent - No problem! Our employees are still there to help you and will be pleased to advise you by Skype in a video conference, by telephone or in writing. We will definitely find a customised solution for your requirements. You can still address any queries and orders in the usual way to your designated THIMM contact partner. Alternatively you can you use our online form.

Preventive measures at THIMM

In our family business our top priority is the health of our employees, customers and business partners. Therefore back in February preventive Corona protective measures were implemented at all THIMM sites in accordance with official recommendations. Mobile working, shift changes and spatial separation are currently contributing at THIMM to contact reduction and are in compliance with the required minimum distances. In addition, comprehensive hygiene rules are being implemented in all sites at all times. All preventive measures have been, and continue to be, constantly reassessed and where required intensified due to fast moving Coronavirus developments.

Mathias Schliep, CEO

“This period is challenging us in very particular ways. Every day we are making fast decisions in order to ensure the health of our employees, to meet the requirements of our customers as and to guide the company THIMM safely through the Coronavirus pandemic.
As a family business we are in a very good position to do this and we are looking to the long-term future. We have fantastic, loyal employees and we feel mutually very connected. Their commitment to do everything to ensure packaging production whilst taking preventive protective measures, is exemplary. Firm cohesion is indispensable in times of crisis. In this fast-moving period we are all pulling together at THIMM so our work and actions are focused on the future. We will also be making many important investments in 2020 to ensure our sustainable corporate development.
As our customers you are always in our focus of everything we do. We put great emphasis on long-term connections that are constantly revitalised through our innovative capacity. Our priority is always adherence to our contractually agreed services with you.
The same applies to our suppliers with whom we closely collaborate in a spirit of partnership and strategic challenge.
This all sets a good basis for our sustainable growth above and beyond the Coronavirus crisis.  With this in mind we are looking to the future with confidence and together with you. Please stay healthy!”

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