April 22, 2020

Transformers for European hospitals

BLOCK employees manufacture transformers for European hospitals and emergency facilities in record time.

The world is in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic. All over the world, intensive care units in hospitals are being expanded and emergency hospitals are being built. Time is of the essence, with every hour of every day being spent working on site. BLOCK is playing an important role in the fight against COVID-19 by manufacturing special transformers for the supply of medical locations. For BLOCK, the main priority at this time is to provide transformers with the very highest quality specifications in terms of the safety of patients and medical personnel. Orders for other customers are also being postponed, in order to supply the products as quickly as possible thereby saving lives.

“Our employees are currently doing some outstanding work! We have managed to manufacture over 200 transformers at both our Verden sites in record time. These will be used for the supply of medical locations in hospitals and emergency facilities in England, Ireland, and Poland,” says BLOCK’s CEO Wolfgang Reichelt, full of appreciation. BLOCK’s employees have undertaken a lot to achieve this. All employees are working in shift patterns in order to comply with social distancing rules. In fact, the production staff are in a 3-shift pattern, in order to produce machine components for medical technology and other systemically relevant industries alongside their usual orders. 

Furthermore, BLOCK takes the health of its employees and its duty of care toward them very seriously. The required coronavirus hygiene regulations are being strictly adhered to on BLOCK premises. Distance between employees, special workplaces, disinfection, altered communications, and working from home are a matter of course. Highly motivated employees, cutting-edge technology, a high level of vertical integration, and a broad range of materials have made it possible for BLOCK to manufacture lifesaving products in this time of crisis. 

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