GROHE brand adjusts production across Europe amidst coronavirus crisis

  • German manufacturing sites run adjusted production schedules and set ups to ensure strict hygiene and safety measures
  • Manufacturing site in Albergaria (Portugal) to suspend production from 30 March to 12 April 2020
  • Measures under constant review according to latest developments


Egypt, Cairo, 7April 2020. GROHE, a leading global brand for full bathroom solutions and

kitchen fittings, has implemented a next step in taking action to protect its employees

across the European manufacturing sites.

For its three German manufacturing sites, production schedules and set ups were adjusted

to implement the latest official recommendations and guidelines with regards to hygiene

measures and safety of its staff.

Production in Albergaria, Portugal,suspended from 30 March 2020, reflecting latest

government regulations and the intensifying situation in this region. It is currently planned

to resume operations on 12 April 2020. The structured and orderly phasing out period for

the production in Albergaria has started.

Besides the European plants the manufacturing site in Klaeng, Thailand, also followsstrict

procedures such as temperature controls to ensure strongly increased hygiene standards and safety for employees.

With its measures the GROHE brand wants to uphold safety and health of its staff and

support overall efforts to help contain the pandemic. For all sites, applicable regulations

and measures are under constant review and subject to adjustments as necessary.

Together with its business partners, the GROHE brand is closely working on managing

stock and service levels across the EMENA region, taking into account the circumstances

and requirements of individual markets.

“With the spread of the novel coronavirus we witness an unprecedented situation, across the globe. Over the recent weeks, the impact has increased on society and the economy alike. Given the overall dynamics, we have constantly evaluated the rapidly changing circumstances early on to determine necessary actions. It is now, that we are tightening existing measures to further protect our employees,” says Thomas Fuhr, COO Fittings LIXIL International and CEO Grohe AG.

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