Verstraete IML confident and prepared for post-COVID-19

28 May 2020

After being in lockdown for over two months, Belgium and the US – our two production facility home bases – have outlined their exit strategy and are gradually taking up where they left off, taking into account the adapted measures. It’s difficult to say when the world will start recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the impact on the daily operations of Verstraete IML will definitely go on for some time.


When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Putting upfront the health of our employees, and in line with prevailing regulations, the Verstraete IML management introduced several measures to ensure the safety of our employees and their families: home office organization, no travel policy, hand hygiene, social distancing, no external visitors, strict delivery protocols, etc. Read more about the measures within Verstraete IML here and check our video to see how these were implemented in our Belgian production facility. Our management insists to stick to these measures as long as needed to ensure everyone’s health and safety. 

Nevertheless, at Verstraete IML we have never lost the enthusiasm to fully focus on offering outstanding service and to be flexible in working with our customers, suppliers and partners.
More than ever, the mutual trust between our customers and teams in starting off new IML projects, making urgent and important decisions, … have kept our production going at maximal capacity. We would like to thank everybody concerned for their flexibility, perseverance and positivity in getting through these challenging times together. 


Silver lining

As Winston Churchill once said: “never waste a good crisis”. If one thing, we want to learn from this crisis and see it as an opportunity to reconsider our way of working and communicating. We look to the future with confidence and want to keep investing in our business relationships, so we can find our joint path towards a secure environment.

All parties are kept informed of the current situation by their contact person within Verstraete IML. In case you have further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.