NEWS

Laudenbach, Germany

April 06, 2020

Press Release
An increasing demand of disinfectant growing day by day is only one of the multiple impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic. Facing this challenge Detia Degesch Group at Laudenbach, Germany has converted parts of its production line enabling it to produce around 15,000 liters of hand disinfectant.
“Thanks to a great effort of our employees we were able to handle this demanding task in a very short time. We do hope to contribute to control the spread of this virus”, emphasizes Dr Marco Rudolf, CEO Detia Degesch Group.
Distribution of this hand disinfectant will be done within the next few days to hospitals and nursing homes as well as to public authorities and public agencies in the surrounding of Laudenbach.
“It is important to us to make a small contribution and to grant fast and non- bureaucratic support in these difficult times” explains Dr Marco Rudolf.
The Company
Detia Degesch Group, headquartered in Laudenbach, Germany is a medium-sized, internationally leading group of companies in the chemical industry manufacturing plant protection products in the area of stored product protection. There are subsidiaries in six countries with approximately 500 employees, 150 employees of them at the site Laudenbach. Detia Degesch Group products are distributed worldwide to more than 120 countries.
Contact: Heike Lücke-Senocak, Phone +49 6201 708 553
www.detia-degesch.de

Dear Valued Partners:

The impact of COVID-19 on the United States is difficult to predict and will be uncertain for the foreseeable future. Out of an abundance of caution, and to ensure business continuity, Degesch America, Inc. has taken numerous  actions to prepare employees and business units to remain healthy and safe.

Currently, we have ample inventory and our supply chain has not been adversely disrupted. We remain in close communication with our suppliers and receive regular updates. We will pass along any possible adverse supply chain impacts to you as they are received.

Degesch America, Inc. understands industry precautionary measures may impact the way we interact over the coming months. We remain committed to ensuring the health of our employees, customers and business partners and the continuance of our products and services.

In a MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE dated March 19, 2020, the US Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency stated:

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

The memorandum further states that:

The attached list identifies workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are essential to continued critical infrastructure viability, including … food and agriculture, transportation and logistics…”

To view the memorandum in its entirety, click here. 

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has been instrumental in working to ensure that all state and local agencies include pest control services in any list of essential businesses that will be allowed to continue normal operational schedules.  During a March 20, 2020 webinar viewable here, https://www.pestcontrolcoronavirus.com/,  NPMA provided guidance for pest control operators during these difficult times.

“NPMA is doing its best to track shelter in place orders.  Click here to view a document that shows which localities have imposed a shelter in place order and also, which states, localities and agencies we have reached out to.”

Degesch America, Inc. is committed to help ensure the quality and viability of the world’s food supply and we will continue to provide the high level of quality and service you have come to expect.