After three years of the pandemic, life is returning to normal again. A brief review of a turbulent period.
Masks, self-tests, vaccinations
Overall, we were able to overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic very well.
Dr. Karlheinz Hörsting
CEO of the E.G.O.-Group and member of the management board of the BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding; responsible for the coronavirus crisis management team
“Overall, we were able to overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic very well because everyone pulled together. “I’d like to thank all employees for this,” says Dr. Karlheinz Hörsting, responsible for the coronavirus crisis management team and member of the management board of the BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding, looking back on the last three years. “This was only possible because everyone pulled together. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks. We remain sensitive and have learned a lot from the last three years.
For example, the following still applies: anyone with symptoms of illness stays at home as a precaution.”
Even though the pandemic has been and is still to some extent associated with huge pressures, it has also driven positive changes: in many places, remote working is indispensable. At the same time, digitalization has experienced an enormous boost—after all, due to the contact bans, meetings could suddenly be held almost exclusively digitally. Fortunately, equipping the workstations with the necessary equipment and corresponding software solutions had already begun before the coronavirus pandemic.
Digital meetings are still being used more than before, even after the peak of the pandemic. Because there is no need to travel, the company saves time and costs, while the CO₂ footprint is also reduced.
The Spanish site of the E.G.O.-Group, E.G.O. Appliance Controls, S.L.U. (EAC), is located in Lliçà de Vall (near Barcelona) in a region severely affected by water scarcity. Employees have therefore been working hard to reduce their water consumption since 2020—with great success.