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Carel halts production till April 3

Decision is in accordance with Decree issued by the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, company says

BRUGINE, Padova, Italy, 26 March 2020: Carel Group on March 22 said in a Press release that it will stop production activities in its plants in Italy, starting from March 26 to April 3, 2020. Carel said it is taking the measure, “in accordance with the latest Decree by the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, signed on March 22, which aims at stemming the spread in Italy of the emergency linked to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)”. The Decree, Carel said, has introduced stricter measures related to industrial and commercial production activities and the mobility of people. The aforementioned plants, Carel said, began carrying out preparation activities for the halt in production and for warehousing- and shipping-related aspects, immediately after the Prime Minister’s Office issued the Decree.

With the aim of mitigating, as far as possible, the negative impact from the halt in production activity in Italy, the presence of the Group’s plants in almost all continents is particularly important at this time, Carel noted in the release. The company said it can count on a significant production flexibility, guaranteed by five factories abroad, some of which have been expanded recently. The plants of the Group are located in Croatia, Germany, Brazil, China and the United States, all currently fully operating, at the time of issuing the Press release.

According to the release, the initiatives already taken in relation to white-collar workers in Italy remain valid, enabling smart-working for a percentage close to 100%. Carel said it is focusing on the management of the emergency and that it will put in place all the necessary measures in order to better protect the health of its employees in Italy and elsewhere.

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