March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 and our business operations

The current coronavirus pandemic has the world in an oppressive grip, which has been translated into necessary but very rigorous restrictions in our daily life. Running day-to-day operations in many segments, including the food industry which is considered crucial, has proven to be very challenging.

Our thoughts initially go out to everyone who is in any way affected by this crisis and we admire the many people in care professions who provide the necessary relief and treatment.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees and their families. In addition to this, continuity of our operations is equally important because we are an important supplier to the food industry. For both international and regional branded manufacturers and private label specialists, who themselves feel the enormous pressure on their shoulders to keep supermarkets and other retail outlets stocked.

In order to guarantee this continuity in deliveries as much as possible, we have meanwhile introduced a series of measures and initiatives:

  • Our raw materials are sourced worldwide. We monitor relevant developments in terms of availability and logistics and, where necessary, have adjusted stock positions and other purchasing parameters.
  • Our operations have been adjusted to reduce the presence of our staff on site where possible, combined with a wide range of measures to raise internal awareness and to prevent contamination.

2020 will certainly be a year to remember, but not in the way we had imagined it. In the context of our 150th anniversary, a number of festivities were planned for both our customers and employees. As a company, we decided to postpone these events to 2021 in order to fully focus on the health and supply priorities outlined above.

We want to thank our Buteressence employees for their efforts in these turbulent times.

If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us on 0031 (0) 75 631 44 11.