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Company Statement

Information about the current situation due to Corona Covid 19 pandemic

Cluj-Napoca, 17 March 2020

To all Business Partners

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On 11 March, the worldwide spreading disease Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. Also in Romania and countries we cover the number of infections is developing at an immense pace and we have every reason to react now.
META has set up a crisis management team for this purpose, which discusses the latest developments on a daily basis and communicates internal changes accordingly.

We have already taken the following immediate changes to maintain our business operations as unscathed as possible:

I. META Sisteme de Rafturi general measures:

  1. Events – all META Sisteme de Rafturi SRL events planned for the next period have been cancelled;
  2. Business meetings – in the following 2 weeks, all work meetings are highly encouraged to take place via video call, as a restriction to mobility;
  3. Business travel restrictions – when needed, we recommend traveling via personal vehicle to the destination, to limit exposure to crowds (air travel, for example, shall be banned);
  4. Risk areas – business trips to risk areas should are not allowed, private trips to risk areas to be strictly discouraged

II. META Sisteme de Rafturi SRL prevention measures

As a measure of prevention, as the health and safety of our personnel and Clients is our top priority, our management team in Romania has decided to implement a temporary work-from-home program for all our employees in Romania, in order to limit the risk of infection. This is a preventive measure we are taking, while continuing to serve our Clients effectively.

Thus, for all our employees across our 2 offices in Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, we have decided to introduce a temporary working-from-home for the next period between 16 March 2020 and 27 March 2020.

III. Location Cluj-Napoca – Central Warehouse and delivery point :

  • All deliveries are running according to plan and previous agreement with our supply chain
  • Future deliveries shall be arranged and scheduled, please contact us for pick up details
  • Highest level of hygiene measures was proclaimed and implemented

IV. Location Arnsberg – Competence center for shelving products:

  • Highest level of hygiene measures was proclaimed and implemented
  • Reduction of contacts in the private, professional and public areas by extending flextime, home office regulations, introduction of telephone and video conferences instead of face-to-face meetings, separation of administration and production and, in some cases, of administrative departments
  • The planned training for products and racking and shelving safety were cancelled

V. Location Budweis, Czech Republic – Competence center for steel construction:

  • Highest level of hygiene measures was proclaimed and implemented
  • Reduction of contacts in the private, professional and public areas by extending flextime, home office regulations, introduction of telephone and video conferences instead of face-to-face meetings, separation of administration and production and, in some cases, of administrative departments

For our Clients, we are committed to keeping our services up and running and any business matter shall be completed within the legal deadlines, regardless of any logistical delays, should they arise. Nevertheless, it might be that some reasonable delays in our communication might occur.

We can currently assure you that at the moment both locations, META Arnsberg as well as Budweis, CZ, are not affected by any production limitations caused by the virus. The assembly and other services are currently being carried out to the planned extent and our entire supply chain is currently equally stable.

Please note that transport logistics are currently under a lot of pressure, so that planned transport times cannot be guaranteed by 100%. You should take this into account into your planning.

We are confident that we will be able to cooperate effectively remote and to exchange any documents by email, while remaining safely at home. We shall keep you informed with the latest updates, especially in the heavily affected areas.

In case the situation changes, we will of course keep you informed. May you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We wish you all the best to you and your families.

Kind regards,
Borislav Balnusa
Managing Director

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