Lesjöfors status regarding Covid-19

2020-03-31 The Covid-19 outbreak has an unprecedented impact on individuals, society and business.

Lesjöfors is taking action with a view to:
• protect the health and safety of our employees by minimizing the risk of spread of infections between our employees,
• thereby also contributing to reducing the rate of transmission in the society,
• at the same time, maintain our production to help protect the operations of our customers and suppliers, the jobs of our employees.

Daily review by management
Lesjöfors’ management team review the situation across our business on a daily basis, and take actions accordingly. Measures include travel bans, restricted access to facilities, strict hygiene protocols, changed shift forms and other measures to reduce contact between employees such as working from home if possible, etc.

Below, we list our status regarding the impacts of our group and we will update the information on a regular basis.

Status as of 31 March 2020

- Production and deliveries are running as planned in most manufacturing plants.
- Production in Asia is basically back to normal.
- Starting March 31, our manufacturing facility in Mexico shuts down for two weeks due to government regulations. The facility in Pittston, USA, is re-opened and back to normal production.
- We must adapt to and reduce our activity in companies supplying to the aftermarket industry and this concerns: Lesjöfors Fjädrar (Lesjöfors), Stece Fjädrar (Mönsterås), Stumpp + Schüle (Beuren), Lesjöfors Springs Automotive (Hagen), European Springs & Pressings (Cornwall & Beckenham), Lesjöfors Springs UK (Huddersfield), Metrol Springs (Northampton) and Lesjöfors Russia (Moscow).
- All sales and support functions are operating.
- Increased absence rates at some production plants, mainly due to school closures. Tasks have been rearranged. No significant impact on scheduled production. Three employees in the US and UK is infected with the coronavirus. Everyone have mild symptoms and are already recovering.
- A few customers and suppliers have announced temporary closures, mainly in the Automotive Industry. Safety stocks are in place in respect of both finished goods and raw materials. We see little impact on scheduled production.

In case there is any impact on deliveries, we will notify customers individually.

Ola Tengroth, CEO

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