|Emmen, Switzerland, 27 April 2020
ALSO reopens offices
In accordance with the recommendations of the national legislators, ALSO AG will begin to restart operations at its international locations beginning 27 April. In close cooperation with operational staff and a virologist, a team of experts has developed the framework for this. In a phased program, office presence will be gradually increased. ALSO Switzerland will serve as a blueprint for the new normality.
The responsible corona teams in each country will nominate rotating attendance groups, which will be put together according to clearly defined guidelines, taking into account the personal situation of each employee.
A comprehensive package of security measures will be in place in the offices to ensure maximum protection for employees, their families and customers. They range from changes in office occupancy and body temperature measurements to the provision of mouth/nose protection masks.
Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN): "The demand in recent weeks shows that businesses, schools and society need the IT sector now more than ever. Corona has proved how flexible and powerful the company is. But it also showed how important personal contact and cross-departmental network is. We will therefore gradually increase the presence in the offices. Our highest priority is the safety and health of people."
Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20200427en.pdf
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ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at https://also.com
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution - following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information: https://droege-group.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the ALSO management. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation, and performance of our Group. The Group accepts no responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements or adapting them to future events or developments.