Update on the Corona-Pandemia: We at VGB and PTS are still there for you!
Dear members and customers,
In order to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and to ensure our health and safety for all, the crisis team at VGB and PTS has decided on extensive measures. Today we would like to inform you about our situation and the continuation of our association and business activities.
First of all, we are very grateful that VGB and PTS have never had a COVID19 case to date. We have been working largely in our home office since March 16, which is for now expected until April 19, 2020. Exceptions are important business processes and the laboratories in Essen and Gelsenkirchen, for which special regulations have been made. This not only enables us to maintain our service for you, but also to make it even more efficient in some areas.
Committee meetings take place as online conferences with an adapted agenda. We have implemented the necessary IT tools with positive experiences so far. Other work, e.g. on VGB standards and research projects will be continued. The same applies for the operation and development of our databases.
Our laboratories are still staffed daily and are always able to fully meet the requirements placed on them. Due to optimized shift plans and individual home office agreements, operations can continue without any interruption. We reduced the probability of infection for our employees through increased hygiene measures and adapted rules of conduct. Where on-site assignments are necessary, we will continue to carry them out. However, this does not include travel to risk areas as defined by the Robert Koch Institute.
We will continue to accept your orders and process them promptly and in the usual quality.
All events until the end of May have been postponed. New dates have been promptly announced on the Internet. Registrations that have already been made remain; if the replacement dates cannot be kept, a cancellation is possible within the usual deadlines.
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Publications and newsletter
The work on our PT journal and other publications and advertisements continues. Our online shop is there for you 24h / 7d! Orders are processed from Monday to Friday. Our newsletter and the information in the social networks will continue.
We kindly apologize for any inconveniences that might occur due to this unprecedented situation for all of us. For any question about our services please contact the person known to you or the specially designated contacts as usual by phone or email.
We thank you for your trust and will be still there for you. Take care of yourself and your loved ones and stay healthy.
The Management of VGB PowerTech e.V. and PowerTech Service GmbH
Dr. Oliver Then und Dr. Christian Ullrich