APEX Group actions concerning coronavirus COVID-19
In December 2019 in Wuhan China, originated an outbreak of a novel coronavirus also called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it can cause is called coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In early March 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) has declared the epidemic to “Pandemic” which called for urgent and aggressive measures worldwide to be taken in order to prevent and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, measures which took and are still taking a heavy toll on societies and economies.
APEX Group affiliated companies are continuously committed to ensuring the protection of the health and safety of our employees and customers, as well as the local communities in which we operate. In our efforts to reduce the risks of spreading of coronavirus and to tackle the Group’s response to these challenging and uncertain times we have established APEX Group COVID-19 Pandemic Team. The Team has been involved since the early stage of COVID-19 outbreak to curb the potential and actual impact of coronavirus disease to our employees, customers and our business.
The Pandemic Team has done its utmost to ensure internal coordination between different locations, internal and external regulation in relation to Customers and tackling the impact on the business efficiency and production hindrance as a result of COVID-19. Extensive work was carried out by the Pandemic Team to continuously provide up-to-date information and guidance internally and externally in times of uncertainties and unforeseen future impact on our business. Considering that the Pandemic was imminent and with little prior warning the activities to be carried out by the Pandemic team were of no small feat.
APEX Group took the following steps in response to COVID-19:
Regardless of the hardships caused to our business during COVID-19, our production facilities in The Czech Republic and Romania have worked hard to ensure APEX Group’s ongoing business and execution of projects. We have done everything reasonably possible to keep our business moving forward, to preserve our production levels and meet our Customers’ expectations and trust that they have vested in us. With every effort we continue to operate in most difficult and challenging times. We are thankful to our devoted APEX Group team and our Customers’ support.