Ahlstrom-Munksjö provides products that serve many critical industries around the world, including healthcare products and solutions for life science diagnostics, food packaging, and essential shipping materials, which are currently all in high global demand due to the COVID-19 virus.
Ahlstrom Munksjö’s global manufacturing plants and customer service teams are operational and following significant protocol in accordance with our Global Pandemic Contingency and Preparedness Response Plan.
“Our Pandemic Contingency and Preparedness Plan was already established and allowed us to be agile and immediate in our response to fighting COVID-19 across the globe and keeping our employees safe and healthy while they are working in one of our plants,” said Rune Arnes, Vice President Health & Safety for Ahlstrom-Munksjö. “We have protective measures in place at our plants for prompt detection and isolation of potentially infectious individuals to prevent exposures among personnel and visitors. Our teams are evaluating their individual situations on a daily basis.”
“I am proud of how our teams are responding to this very unique situation,” commented Hans Sohlström, President and CEO. “Our plants are maintaining exceptional protocol to keep operations performing. The wellbeing of our employees, along with manufacturing safe and quality products for delivery to our customers continues to be our first priority.”
While some regions have experienced some minor issues with logistics and shipping, we are implementing rapid response to manage those issues on a case-by-case basis. In cases where there has been risk of delays in receiving raw materials, we have rearranged our purchases to prevent possible disruptions.
Many governments are issuing orders relating to essential and non-essential operations in light of the COVID-19 virus as it expands globally. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s plants satisfy the requirements under the orders established across the globe.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö thanks our customers, employees, and business partners for their efforts in providing essential fiber-based solutions to the world. The company continues to monitor the situation very closely and evaluate further measures as the situation develops.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to Ahlstrom-Munksjö personnel for further information and assurance of the situation across our global organization.