Düsseldorf, March 24, 2020. We as Gerresheimer face up to the special situation in view of the corona virus which is spreading worldwide. We are aware of our role as a key supplier of medicines and supplies for everyday life.
The health of our employees is absolutely paramount. In recent weeks and months we have taken many precautions to ensure this. These include a worldwide pandemic plan, special hygiene regulations, travel and visiting restrictions, working in isolated groups and other shift patterns. Many thanks to all our employees who are actively helping to achieve this.
At the same time, we are doing everything in our power to maintain production. In our plants, we produce vital packaging for medicines, drug delivery devices and packaging for food, beverages and hygiene and personal care products. Millions of patients and consumers trust that they will be cared for and we take responsibility for this. We are therefore part of the critical infrastructure of the countries in which we operate. We face up to this responsibility and, together with our dedicated employees, do everything in our power to ensure that our production and thus the care of patients and consumers worldwide is guaranteed.
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers. With plants in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of around EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: insulin pens, inhalers, micro pumps, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.