The summer holidays are here and the first half-year is completed. We would like to take this opportunity to look back on the recent eventful months at Guardian Automotive.
The world has been turned upside down in the wink of an eye, but we reacted quickly and have successfully adapted to the situation to continue your supply. This was the focus above all - in the compliance with the strictest rules, naturally.
During the first hours in which the pandemic was to be curtailed by contact restrictions, we at Guardian Automotive were already introducing extensive measures:
Hygiene and distancing rules, protective equipment for employees and customers, limitation of travel and working at home wherever possible.
Due to a state-imposed lockdown in Spain we couldn't avoid a short-term production stoppage. In a few cases there were bottlenecks due to entry prohibitions and thus failed deliveries. However, the stocks were sufficient and we were ready to go as soon as the restrictions were lifted, so that we were ultimately always reliably there for our customers. That is our highest goal. With and without the pandemic.
With a few adjustments to the operative business, we have succeeded in maintaining overnight deliveries for Germany throughout and even in improving the service for Austria and Benelux with a new logistics partner.
Apart from our efforts in service, we have worked intensively on improving the internal structure of Guardian Automotive in essential areas. Despite limitations due to COVID-19, the change of ownership
was successfully completed. With our new partner we have gained an additional tailwind that has enabled us to set the course decisively for the further development of Guardian Automotive. If you have any questions about this, you can contact us at any time. We look forward to having dialogue with you.
We will be continuing these developments in the coming months, keeping the safety of our employees and you as our valued customers as the top priority. Let's exit the corona period stronger together. After a sunny summer, let's move on to the healthy and successful autumn and winter 2020 that we are all wishing for. We will try to play our part in that.