As the media have surely informed you, there has been considerable rainfall in North Rhine-Westphalia, which has led to enormous disruptions in road and rail traffic. Rail tracks were washed out and over, or covered by masses of earth, control centers and signal boxes were shut down. The city of Hagen declared a state of emergency on 14.07.2021.
As of 14.07.2021, rail traffic in Hagen and the surrounding area must be suspended, which also affects Andernach & Bleck. Deutsche Bahn announced in a video conference that a damage assessment cannot be expected before 21.07.2021. It is not yet possible to predict when the railway routes in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hagen will be available again and when we will be able to receive deliveries again.
Our production is not affected at the moment, and we are ready with man and machine to continue manufacturing for you.
We are in contact with the authorities and carriers and are working at full speed to find solutions to maintain the supply of raw materials or to reroute future deliveries of raw materials via truck traffic. At this point in time, we are unable to make any reliable predictions and will keep you informed at short intervals.
This form of force majeure is beyond our control, and we ask for your understanding. Please be assured that we will do everything in our power to maintain delivery readiness.