forecast for 2020 is suspended
package of measures to deal with the crisis in implementation
new forecast will be made later
the management board of schaeffler ag has suspended the forecast for 2020 for the schaeffler group and its divisions published on march 10, 2020 due to the global corona crisis and the resulting measures and restrictions. from today's perspective, neither the further course nor the economic effects can be reliably estimated. a new forecast will be given as soon as possible.
the package of measures already agreed on march 19, 2020 with the employee representatives and the works council representatives to adapt capacities in germany and europe, particularly in the automotive business, to the declining demand will be implemented as agreed. the management board has also agreed with the employee representatives and the works council representatives on additional measures for areas outside of the plants that will be implemented at short notice.
the agreed package of measures includes the tried-and-tested instruments, such as closing days, the reduction of flextime accounts and company holidays, as well as the regulations on short-time work that were newly adopted in the wake of the crisis. the package enables quick and flexible solutions for the various locations, which should affect the employees concerned as little as possible.
“the corona crisis affects us like the entire economy. at schaeffler, we reacted quickly and consistently. with the firm will and the great commitment of our employees and the entire management team, i am confident that we will successfully overcome this crisis, ”says klaus rosenfeld, ceo of schaeffler ag.
forward-looking statements and forecasts
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