The Tadano Group temporarily suspends production at its Lauf and Zweibrücken sites in Germany because of COVID-19. “The safety of our employees, customers and business partners is a top priority in Tadano’s company philosophy. In view of the current situation in which COVID-19 is uncontrollable, we must protect people’s health and hence the health of society as a whole and prioritize this above all else,” explains Jens Ennen, CEO Tadano Demag GmbH & Tadano Faun GmbH, who went on to thank all Tadano employees who had approved a voluntary agreement stipulating a general company holiday in the last week of March. “That will help us get production and support going again quickly with full staffing levels after the crisis, so that we will be able to catch up rapidly on the backlog. We very much appreciate this magnificent commitment by our workforce.”
In the subsequent period from April 1 2020, Tadano will then introduce short-time working for large parts of its sites in Lauf and Zweibrücken. The temporary cessation of production is unavoidable, because the international situation is increasingly leading to necessary deliveries failing to arrive and is also making the delivery of cranes considerably more difficult. Delays in delivery must therefore be expected.
Tadano will try to maintain service and spare parts supply as far as possible. Most of the usual contacts will continue to be available to customers by telephone and email. However, there will be unavoidable restrictions on cross-border deliveries and service operations.
The integration of Demag into the Tadano Group will continue even in these difficult times. “No one can yet foresee how the situation will develop and when we can return to normal operations. However, we are preparing ourselves to be fully available for our customers and ramp up production quickly, as soon as the situation changes.”