COVID-19: We’re here to help!

WITTENSTEIN is continuously evaluating the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 and deriving suitable measures. In case of a second corona wave, we are able to tighten our precautionary measures to protect our employees and maintain optimal continuity of supply to our customers, even if the infections climb.

We are still able to manufacture and deliver without any restrictions.

Ever since the pandemic began, we have been doing everything in our power to keep production going at our plants and deliver our usual standard of products and services. Our goal is to continue supporting our customers without any restrictions. We have managed to keep our business operations going as normal until now and we are profiting from our high level of vertical integration.

The health of our employees is a top priority. 

We have continuously implemented measures to protect our employees ever since the spread of COVID-19 began, and they are meanwhile firmly established in our procedures. In addition to the strict observance of enhanced hygienic measures, we also ensure compliance with the rules of social distancing in our offices. In production, we do this by spreading shift changes over a period of time.

We stay in contact.

Even though caution will continue to be paramount for quite a while yet when arranging visits, we nevertheless set great store by close contact with our customers. All telephone numbers and email addresses are still available to you as normal. Thanks to virtual meetings and a whole series of webinars, we can also communicate with one another face to face and search together for solutions and paths. And by the way, if you’re looking for the perfect drive for your application, feel free to use our sizing tools: they will help you select the most suitable gearbox quickly and easily, design complex kinematic sequences or download CAD data conveniently.

We say thank you.

  • Thank you to all those who are committed to protecting the health of people affected as we fight the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Thank you to all those who keep the infrastructure in place and maintain essential supplies to the population.
  • Thank you to society at large for being mindful of others.
  • Thank you to our governments for acting quickly and decisively.
  • Thank you also to all those who think out of the box, voice well-founded criticism and through their opposition live out democracy.
  • Thank you to our customers who continue to put their trust in us regardless of the crisis.
  • Thank you to our suppliers and partners who deliver their services to us in the best possible way in spite of everything.
  • Thank you to all our employees who are keeping the business going uninterrupted under such adverse conditions.

Selected measures

Strict hygiene and social distancing rules

We urge our employees to strictly observe the hygienic measures and social distancing guidelines, and we endeavor to raise their awareness of the rules for social contacts.

We make sure that our administrative employees maintain a sufficient distance at all times while on the premises and we continue to encourage them to work away from the office where possible

Contactless shift changes

We have established staggered shift changes in the manufacturing areas in order to reduce exposure.

Separate logistics

Goods acceptance is kept apart from incoming goods.

Virtual meetings

We mainly hold Skype or telephone conferences rather than personal meetings. This applies equally to customers, partners, employees and suppliers. Essential personal meetings are restricted to a small set of people, to make it easier to comply with the rules of social distancing.

Limitation of travel

We advise our employees to forgo all business trips that are not strictly necessary. International business trips are only permitted in exceptional cases and are subject to the entry and exit regulations applicable to the country concerned.

Avoidance of public transport

Our employees are not supposed to use public transport or participate in carpooling.

Internal task force

Our task force provides regular information to employees and explains the various measures, or easing of these measures, to people.