Wuppertal, 7. March 2022. The management of the Schmersal Group has instructed the sales partner for Russia to stop the supply of safety switchgear and systems to the customers located in Russia.
Managing Director Philip Schmersal: "In the past, we have worked together with our customers in Russia in a trusting manner via our sales partner. The step of discontinuing this cooperation for the time being is not easy for us, especially since it means foregoing a sales volume that is noticeable. But we see the need to take a stand. We do not want to contribute to the economy and production of a country that disregards the sovereignty of another country and brings great suffering to its people. And we are appalled that this is happening now in Europe. I think I speak not only for the management, but for the entire workforce of the Schmersal Group."
In Russia, the Schmersal Group has supplied both leading companies in the machinery manufacturing industry and the end users of machinery and equipment in various industries - from raw material extraction to the consumer goods industry and automotive production. This cooperation is now being suspended. The economic sanctions imposed by the German mechanical engineering industry have strengthened our decision.