COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear valued customers and business partners,

For the past two months, we have been monitoring the developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation daily, offering guidance and regular updates. However, with the virus now detected in several places across the Europe, we are intensifying our organizational response.

At HELIOS, we have introduced several measures since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to avoid disruptions of our operations as well to ensure safe working conditions for our employees. During these challenging times our core values, responsibility, customer focus, speed & efficiency and professionalism reflect more than ever in everything we do. We are consistently doing utmost to provide best possible service and to meet our customers’ expectations.

Our production sites are operating with only minor disruptions, considering local restrictions and measures. Similarly, we are experiencing minimal disruptions to our raw material supplies. As the situation with the suppliers across the Europe and transport companies changes daily, please note that some delays in our deliveries and longer waiting times are possible.

 

In accordance with local government ordinances, this week we have reopened our retail stores for DIY  customers in Slovenia, while our retail stores in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia have already been opened in previous weeks.

Furthermore, we would like to inform you that our production site Helios TBLUS in Slovenia will not operate between April 27, 2020 and May 1, 2020, due to the public holidays. However, our logistic operations will remain undisrupted, therefore please align your shipments through your standard contacts.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this exceptional situation.

 

At HELIOS, the situation regarding operation of our productions sites and raw material supplies remains unchanged and is very much the same as last week. The same applies to the measures taken to ensure health and safety of our employees and other stakeholders.

To stem the spread of coronavirus, Russia prolonged its preventive measures and non-working period until April 30, 2020. Since the authorities draw up different measures by regions, please turn to your standard contacts within HELIOS for more information and updates on shipments and deliveries.

All HELIOS production sites are currently running with only minor disruptions, despite many of our employees now working from home. Similarly, we are experiencing minimal disruptions to our raw material supplies. We are still increasing the inventories and doing our best to provide a high level of service for our customers. However, as the situation with the suppliers across the Europe and transport companies changes daily, please take into the consideration some delays in deliveries and longer waiting time. The same applies to the limited possibility to confirm orders since many countries within Europe as well CIS region are turning to border closures. The latest country closing its borders is Russia, starting March 30, 2020. In case there are some significant obstructions to our deliveries, we will keep you informed.

While ensuring uninterrupted flow of our operations, health and safety of our employees and other stakeholders is being our primary concern. All measures we have taken in the past weeks still apply.

Important information about stock level and delivery status

Letter of the Managing Directors

Response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Statement regarding COVID-19 outbreak

Due to the current situation around COVID-19, PaintExpo in Karlsruhe and Intertraffic Amsterdam were postponed. PaintExpo will be held from October 12-15, 2020. Intertraffic Amsterdam will take place from March 23-26, 2021. Rembrandtin will participate as exhibitor at both fairs as planned.

More information about both fairs can be found at www.paintexpo.de and www.intertraffi.com/amsterdam.

Technik-Van

Coating Technology in the fast Lane: Rembrandtin´s new Mobile Laboratory

With 3 different application instruments, 9 Elcometer gauges, around 100 accessories and an average speed of 100 km/h, Rembrandtin’s brand new service bus has been “on the road” for its customers since February. This “mobile lab” is equipped with all the technology needed to carry out tests directly at the customer’s site, to find solutions or to optimize processes. Many analyses and evaluations are carried out on site and enable our application engineers to give careful advice. Thus, customers save time and resources. “As a leading supplier of complete industrial coating solutions, it is our primary goal to meet the demand for top product quality and perfect customer service now and in the future,” says Managing Director Dietmar Jost, “With the new technology van, we are creating added value for our customers, but also for interested parties. During product demonstrations, you can explore and test the advantages of our coating systems using state-of-the-art application equipment”. This is already the second technical service van at Rembrandtin.

IKI Symposium ACE, Trucks & Trailers

Join the next IKI Symposium in Korneuburg/Vienna on October 7th, 2020. Our experts will present latest trends and developments for ACE (agriculture, construction and earthmoving equipment) coatings. You will explore new e-coat technologies as well as modern one-layer and zinc flake coating systems. Get insights in the perfect match of liquid and powder coating solutions. You can look forward to a comprehensive full-day program, our partner exhibitor area and time for networking with branch experts. The international event will be simultaneously translated into German, Italian, Polish and Russian.

PROGRAM

You can register now via e-mail.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

EXCLUSIVE TRAININGS AND EVENTS FOR THE COATINGS INDUSTRY

With HELIOS MASTER CLASSES, our group enhance the knowhow transfer within the coatings branch. HELIOS offers you a platform for learning, networking and keeping yourself up-to date in all fields of the coatings industry. We invite coating experts and those who are interested in the coatings industry to choose from a wide range of unique, high-level training courses, our renowned IKI Symposiums, and webinars. The courses are organized throughout Europe in different languages. Thus, you have the opportunity to experience the performance of one of our 13 production sites and technical service hubs across Europe. Have a look in the program or find more details on HELIOS GROUP Website.

PROGETTO FUOCO 2020

We will meet you in Hall 9 Stand E46

High heat resistant in more than 20 colours. This is what our Thermodur brand stands for. As specialist for innovative coating systems for stoves, fireplace inserts and stove pipes we will exhibit at the upcoming international trade fair for heat and energy production equipment.

Meet our experts from 19-22 February 2020 in Hall 9, Stand E46 and discover our high-heat resistant coatings that open completely new design possibilities for your products.

We are looking forward to your visit!

 

Professional title Professor for Hubert Culik

By decree, Federal President Dr Alexander Van der Bellen has awarded Hubert Culik the professional title of Professor. This is in recognition of his outstanding success in his efforts to train and educate specialist personnel throughout the chemical industry. The decree was presented by Federal Minister Iris Rauskala.

 

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Rembrandtin is sponsoring Special Olympics 2020 in Austria

“Let me win! However, if I can’t win, then let me try bravely.” This is the oath of the Special Olympics Austria. The Special Olympics 2020 will take place end of January in Carinthia, Austria and give mentally disabled people the chance to achieve remarkable success in sports, since 1989. This year Rembrandtin is once more one of the sponsors of the games. Soon all athletes will give their best. A giant clock on the city hall in Villach is counting down the days until the opening day with the famous torch run.

End of January 1.000 athletes, supported by 500 coaches, are keen on showing what they have been training for. 10 different kinds of sport will be represented, figure skating, speed skating, floorball, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, cane sports, dancing and MATP (Motor Activity Training Program – sports program for people with high and very high mental disabilities). It doesn’t matter if you are a spectator, a friend, a fan, a family member, a media representative or a sponsor, we are all coming to cheer them on.

Quality counts: Rembrandtin certified according to Automotive Standard IATF 16949:2016

In July 2019, Rembrandtin added Automotive Standard IATF 16949:2016 issued by TÜV AUSTRIA to its portfolio of certifications for quality and eco-management as well as occupational safety and health. IATF 16949:2016 is a globally recognised standard for quality management in the automotive industry and was published in 2016 by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). The successful certification proves that Rembrandtin meets all the strict requirements of the quality management systems for the automotive industry.

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Rembrandtin at Coiltech 2019

Rembrandtin is presenting its complete core plate varnish product portfolio at Coiltech 2019 in Italy. Visit our experts on site and get more information about core plate varnish prodcut solutions of the market leader: REMISOL EB 503 LS, REMISOL EB 5350 S or DYNOPHEN.

Visit us in Hall 7 Booth C16/C18

Protective App: New feature and now available for iOS!

We have added another useful feature to our protective coating app. The new calculator enables you to calculate the VOC value and your consumption in seconds. Select the desired product, enter the required coating thickness and you will immediately receive your VOC value and coating consumption.

This way you can save even more time with the improved app and experience a whole new kind of flexibility.

Click here through the app online or open it on your smartphone.

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