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Chem­nitz, March 2020

Corona virus: Preventive measures at NILES-SIMMONS

Dear cus­to­mers and busi­ness partners,

Even and espe­cially because of the cur­rent situa­tion of the ever-incre­a­sing spread of Corona virus, the health and safety of our employees and their fami­lies but also of all our cus­to­mers, sup­pliers, busi­ness part­ners, and visi­tors are of first prio­rity for NILES-SIMMONS.

In order to mini­mize the risks for all per­sons invol­ved as much as pos­si­ble and, still, to con­ti­nue the ope­ra­tive busi­ness of our com­pany as far as pos­si­ble, NILES-SIMMONS has already imple­men­ted com­pre­hen­sive pre­ven­tive and safety mea­su­res to respond to the cur­rent situa­tion with necessary cau­tion but, none­theless, without panic.

The­re­fore, the fol­lowing mea­su­res have been initia­ted and shall apply until fur­ther notice to all employees, sup­pliers, and any other visi­tors of our company:


  • Dis­in­fec­tant dis­pen­sers are avail­able for every employee for regu­lar hand des­in­fec­tion in all essen­tial areas tog­e­ther with infor­ma­tion regar­ding regu­lar and cor­rect hand hygiene. Prior to acces­sing work and can­teen areas, every per­son is par­ti­cu­larly reques­ted to make use of these measures.
  • Visi­tors are only gui­ded at the recep­tion desk and, if need be, in the desi­gna­ted con­fe­rence rooms “Albany” and “Syd­ney”.
  • Visi­tor areas are regu­larly disinfected
  • Wel­co­mes are held without hand­shake only
  • Spe­cial hygiene and distance rules were defi­ned for the use of our in-house can­teen in com­pli­ance with the gene­ral ruling valid in federal state of  Sax­ony, enac­ted March 22, 2020.


  • Due to the tra­vel warning mean­while issued world­wide, busi­ness trips of employees are restric­ted to a mini­mum extent – where pos­si­ble, vir­tual chan­nels will be incre­a­singly used instead.
  • Employees who return from pri­vate or busi­ness trips from risk areas or were in con­tact with suspec­ted cases or, demons­tra­bly, were in con­tact with per­sons infec­ted by the Corona virus will be pre­ven­tively pla­ced in qua­ran­tine and/or in home office work for at least 14 days and, if need be, exami­ned for the virus. In this con­text, we also kindly ask all exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­ders and part­ners to deploy only such employees for tasks to be per­for­med in our com­pany who are not con­si­de­red as frau­ght with risk in terms of the state­ments made above.
  • All employees or visi­tors showing sym­ptoms of dise­ase such as fever, cough or respi­ra­tory dis­or­ders are requi­red not to visit our com­pany and to con­tact aut­ho­ri­ties or the family doctor.


  • While still main­tai­ning uni­form and com­plete reacha­b­i­lity for our cus­to­mers and part­ners, we have pla­ced employees incre­a­singly in home office work.
  • Mee­tings are held, if pos­si­ble, in small groups or through vir­tual chan­nels in order to ensure requi­red distance.
  • As to the employees working on-site, the team sizes of employees who are pre­sent at the same time were mini­mi­zed and the principle of stag­ge­red work was intro­du­ced to pre­vent encoun­ters of the indi­vi­dual teams.
  • Exter­nal cus­to­mer and visi­tor traf­fic was redu­ced to a mini­mum extent and lar­ger visi­tor groups were ent­i­rely dis­pen­sed with.

All mea­su­res taken serve to pro­tect our employees as well as all part­ners and visi­tors who access our com­pany pre­mi­ses during these days.

To enhance effec­ti­ve­ness of these mea­su­res, we ask all employees and exter­nal busi­ness part­ners to sen­si­tively imple­ment them and, where appro­priate, to take note of fur­ther postings at the com­pany premises.

Moreo­ver, we would like to empha­size once again that our com­pany con­ti­nues to pro­duce and main­tains ope­ra­tion as far as pos­si­ble in com­pli­ance with afo­re­said mea­su­res. Accord­in­gly, all sub-sup­plies and orders will be accep­ted as scheduled.

If the situa­tion chan­ges due to chan­ging cir­cum­s­tan­ces or admi­nis­tra­tive orders, we will inform you per e‑mail and web­site the­reof as a mat­ter of course.


Thank you for your support.
Stay healthy!


NILES-SIMMONS Indus­trie­an­la­gen GmbH

Klaus Krä­her
Chief Ope­ra­ting Officer

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