This year 2020 has demanded and continues to demand everything from all of us. We look back on a year that brought us situations that we all had never experienced before. Nevertheless, it is clear that we have managed the crisis well so far. However, the start of the new year 2021 will be no less challenging.
As Koch-Chemie, we have launched a product offensive in 2020 that has not been seen for a long time. Our partners worldwide have also been involved in the development and evaluation. The products have experienced a very high level of acceptance in the market and are now already being used thousands of times. This has shown us that we are strong as a group, that we face challenges courageously and work together for our long-term success even in difficult times.
We have been able to avoid hardship cases such as short-time working. We support our employees, for example, in reconciling work and childcare as well as possible, and have comprehensively fulfilled our duty of care through the protective measures we have taken. What’s more, we hired new employees, worked on digitization, efficiency enhancement and new projects, and invested in the site with new machinery and construction projects. The year is coming to a good end for us and major milestones are already in sight for next year as well.
In Germany and in many parts of the world we are currently in a lockdown again, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to come to a head, but there is also hope. Here, too, we must continue to work together, to think in solidarity.
As the year draws to a close, the entire Koch-Chemie team wishes you happy holidays, happiness and hope. Stay healthy and have a blast at the turn of the year. Even if this time in a somewhat different way.