DGAP-News: Schaeffler AG: Schaeffler Responds to the Corona Crisis

2020. március 24., kedd, 13:13

DGAP-News: Schaeffler AG

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Schaeffler AG: Schaeffler Responds to the Corona Crisis

24.03.2020 / 13:13

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Schaeffler Responds to the Corona Crisis


- Guidance for the year 2020 suspended

- Package of measures to manage the crisis

- New guidance to be issued at a later date

Herzogenaurach | March 24, 2020 | Due to the worldwide spread of the corona crisis and the resulting measures and restrictions, the Management Board of Schaeffler AG today suspended the guidance for the 2020 financial year for the Schaeffler Group and its divisions that was published on March 10, 2020. From today"s perspective, neither the further course of developments nor the economic implications can be reliably estimated. A new guidance will be issued once this is possible.

On March 19, 2020, the automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler finalized a package of measures in collaboration with the employee and Works Council representatives for the purpose of adjusting production capacities in Germany and Europe to match the decline in automobile production. In addition to protecting the health of the company"s employees, sustaining the supply chain and supporting customers are also a priority.

In addition to proven instruments such as closure days, using hours in flexitime accounts, and plant holidays, the package of measures that was agreed upon also includes new short-time work regulations that have been approved in response to the crisis. The package will allow fast and flexible solutions that represent the least possible burden for the employees affected to be implemented at the various locations.

"The corona crisis is affecting all of us as well as the economy as a whole. But with the outstanding determination and commitment of our employees and our entire management team, I am confident that we will manage this crisis successfully," explains Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG.

Forward-looking statements and projections

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions could adversely affect the outcome and financial consequences of the plans and events described herein. No one undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date of this press release. Statements contained in this press release regarding past trends or events should not be taken as representation that such trends or events will continue in the future. The cautionary statements set out above should be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Schaeffler, or persons acting on its behalf, may issue.


About Schaeffler

The Schaeffler Group is a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors. The portfolio includes high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The Schaeffler Group is already shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree with innovative and sustainable technologies for electric mobility, digitalization, and Industry 4.0. The technology company generated sales of approximately 14.4 billion euros in 2019. With around 87,700 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world"s largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a global network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies. With just under 2,400 patent applications in 2019, Schaeffler is Germany"s second most innovative company according to the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office).



Thorsten Möllmann

Senior Vice President Global Communications & Branding

Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone +49 9132 82 5000

e-mail: presse@schaeffler.com
Renata Casaro

Head of Investor Relations

Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone +49 9132 82 4440

e-mail: ir@schaeffler.com
Dr. Axel Lüdeke

Head of Business and Financial Communications & PR

Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone +49 9132 82 5000

e-mail: presse@schaeffler.com
Daniel Györy

Investor Relations

Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

phone +49 9132 82 4440

e-mail: ir@schaeffler.com

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Language: English
Company: Schaeffler AG

Industriestr. 1-3

91074 Herzogenaurach

Phone: 09132 - 82 0
E-mail: ir@schaeffler.com
Internet: www.schaeffler.com
ISIN: DE000SHA0159
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Luxembourg Stock Exchange
EQS News ID: 1005603

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