BSH, parent company of Siemens, Bosch, Gaggenau and Neff, will temporarily suspend production but BSH UK and Ireland does not “envisage any wide-scale stock shortages”.
There has been preparation from BSH UK and Ireland for this situation and it said it would remain in close contact with trade partners and customers.
BSH UK and Ireland added that it would be in regular talks with logistics partners and will be available to adapt quickly to the latest government advice and guidance.
The factories in Europe, Turkey and North America will be closed from Saturday, March 28, and the shutdown is expected to last three weeks.
BSH said its aim was to protect the health and safety of its workers in line with the growing restrictions put in place globally to combat the outbreak.