26. March 2020
Update: March 26, 2020
GKD strictly follows the guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization and the local governmental health bodies in the locations where we operate. We have implemented strict procedures to minimize employee contact, increase social distancing and have implemented disinfection of our facilities on a continuous basis. We appreciate the commitment of all our employees, and we can assure you that we are committed to their health, safety and economic success.
GKD is considered an “essential” business in most of the countries we are operative in, as we provide products that are essential to our customers’ processes. These processes include the Filtration of Food Products, Chemicals, Oil/Gas and meshes for the Defense industry; Process Belts for the Bonding of Nonwovens for Medical Filtration and Hygiene, Food Processing and Filtration and Dewatering by Municipalities; and Architectural Mesh for Safety and Security in Architecture.
GKD will continue our manufacturing and services as long as we meet the official local guidelines. This holds true for our headquarters and primary weaving operation in Germany as well as our subsidiaries around the world. As of today, March 26, we are fully operational in Germany, the US, Chile and China. Our facilities in South Africa and India are currently closed due to temporary nation-wide lockdown. We are doing everything in our power to ensure continued deliveries to all customers around the world.
With regards to our supply, our products are woven from wire sourced from qualified vendors on multiple continents. Again, you can be assured that we understand how important our products are to your process and the continuity of your operations are of our utmost concern.
We thank you for your continued business and we look forward to working with you in partnership to navigate through these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor all developments and will keep you informed of any changes.
Dr. Stephan Kufferath & Ingo Kufferath