Health comes first

ROTHENBERGER cancels trade fair participation

The ROTHENBERGER Group values the International Hardware Fair as an important meeting place. We had therefore planned our presence at the fair as a cross-brand presence of the ROTHENBERGER, RUKO, SIEVERT, SUPER-EGO and VIRAX brands as well as ROTHENBERGER Industrial.

However, the coronavirus and the uncertainty associated with it have forced us to reassess such a major international event: We have cancelled our participation for 2020 because we cannot assess the risk to the health of all visitors to the fair. Despite all the measures we have taken to prevent infections, we cannot rule out the possibility that business partners and employees could become infected with the potentially dangerous virus. And we cannot take the responsibility for this.

Health is the greatest good we have. Safety is the most important consideration in all business decisions. As an employer and business partner, we accept our responsibility to protect the people who work for us and do business with us.

We very much regret that the fair will have to take place without us. We would have liked to have held the agreed talks within the planned framework, shown innovations and made our tool solutions tangible. However, we hope for everybody’s understanding that the protection of health has absolute priority.

We are also drawing further conclusions from the uncertain situation surrounding the coronavirus: We are restricting group-wide participation in major international events and keeping international travel to a minimum.