COVID 19 pandemic situation

18.3.2020 17:00

To all our business partners

We at GF Machining Solutions are committed to securing a safe and sustainable environment for our customers, partners and employees. In response to the spreading of the corona virus we would like to inform you about the current delivery capacity and measures taken at GF Machining Solutions. With our global and divers production setup we are, as of today, capable to produce and deliver machines, spare parts and services.

We are strictly complying with local and national authorities to limit the spread of the virus, while continuing to support the needs of the market. We have taken the necessary precautions to ensure the health and welfare of our communities, and we have implemented actions across our organization to allow us to carry on critical operations.

As a global organization GF has introduced measures to mitigate the spread of the virus:

  • Business trips are strictly limited to business critical trips (e.g. service engineers)
  • Extended home office has been implemented in many locations
  • Visits to our facilities from 3rd parties are strictly prohibited, exceptions can be only approved by management
  • Company restaurants and cafeterias are either closed or follow stringent guidelines such as limited occupancy
  • Depending on location, teams are being split in redundant groups
  • Personal interaction between managers and their deputies is minimized
  • Adjusted cleaning routine and disinfection of high-traffic objects several times per day

The measures might vary, depending on local regulations and recommendations.

Some of our plants run on a limited capacity as we react to border closures and other constraints. As we weigh and evaluate actions and policies our first and foremost goal is protect our employees and partners. The international restrictions regarding transportation and other limitations might cause delays, but we will stay in close contact with our customers to keep you informed.

As regulations and policies of governments change daily, we can't make any guarantees about our delivery capacity, but we can assure you that we do our utmost to support you and your organization.

We wish you all the best and hope that you, your family, colleagues and employees stay healthy.

Best regards

Pascal Boillat
President, GF Machining Solutions​



Profile of GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries. Our extensive portfolio ranges from Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) solutions, three- and five-axis Milling machines and Spindles, 3D Laser texturing machines, Additive Manufacturing and machines for Laser micromachining to solutions for Tooling, Automation, Software and Digitalization—all backed by unrivaled Customer Services and support. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence at 50 locations worldwide. Its 3,394 employees generated sales of CHF 1,066 million in 2018. More information can be found at www.gfms.com

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