LOXXESS has ensured that HARTMANN can supply disinfectants

9. September 2020

Intensive cooperation has ensured the distribution of systemically important goods during the coronavirus crisis. Output was increased by up to 40% through the establishment of a second level. LOXXESS has been cooperating with HARTMANN in the handling and distribution of disinfectants since 1999.

LOXXESS AG, together with PAUL HARTMANN AG, a leading European provider of system solutions for medicine and care, has increased its distribution services enormously in a very short time as a result of the sharp rise in the demand for disinfectants.

LOXXESS has been HARTMANN’s logistics partner since 1999, initially in Hamburg and now at the Henstedt-Ulzburg facility, taking care of production shipment and the product distribution logistics for skin and surface disinfectants.

After the first coronavirus was detected in Munich on January 27, 2020, order quantities for disinfectants from wholesale, retail and hospital customers skyrocketed over the course of the day. LOXXESS and HARTMANN quickly developed extensive measures in order to be able to keep to their delivery promises despite the exploding number of orders. The result of intensive cooperation between LOXXESS and HARTMANN: Output was increased by 40% during the first month of the pandemic.

Within a week, those responsible implemented a comprehensive concept so that production and logistics could be upgraded whenever necessary. LOXXESS switched from single-shift to two-shift working, extended working hours to include Saturdays and public holidays and we were also able to double our workforce at short notice. Other LOXXESS facilities provided human resources support from the project, quality and lean management divisions and the LOXXESS facility in Bor provided a Czech order picking team.

From the very beginning, the measures also included implementing a comprehensive hygiene concept to protect our employees, which included compulsory wearing of masks, the introduction of detailed social distancing regulations and temperature measuring using thermal imaging cameras. LOXXESS rolled out this concept early on in all 26 facilities.