Our colleagues on the challenges they face in times of Corona

Engagement | People at thyssenkrupp | thyssenkrupp worldwide | Work safety | IT departments around the world are working at full speed to ensure a fully functioning home office. Local colleagues are stepping in for those who are no longer able to travel to project locations from abroad. Others are taking on responsibility to keep those plants running that cannot be shut down or paused. COVID-19 greatly affected the way we work and taught us to be #strongertogether. We asked our employees: How does your working day look like during the pandemic and what challenges do you currently face?

We received answers from all around the world. Employees from different thyssenkrupp locations described their current work situation and told us how they experience the Corona pandemic. From creative solutions to support across continents – this is how our colleagues are dealing with the current situation.

How thyssenkrupp employees are dealing with the Corona pandemic:

Roger Cloutier on challenges in times of Corona

Spontaneity and solidarity were needed in Aix-en-Provence, France, the business demonstrated how to #sticktogether in a crisis.


Eugen Obuchow on challenges during the Corona crisis

Great teamwork in Duisburg, Germany: everyone is doing their best to keep the plant running.


Mark Terry of thyssenkrupp Cement Technologies

Stepping in for colleagues and support across continents was what kept a project site in Alabama, USA, running.


Laura Kreienkamp on challenges during the Corona crisis.

In Duisburg, Germany, the IT department has gone to great lengths to support colleagues in establishing connections and a digital infrastructure at home.


Tanja Kübler on challenges during the Corona crisis

The team in Duisburg, Germany, is currently doing everything they can to keep the company running – after all, you can’t simply switch off a blast furnace.


In Aix-en-Provence, France, major steps were taken to ensure remote work for the colleagues at thyssenkrupp Cement Technologies as quickly as possible.


In Saudi Arabia the team is working together to ensure the systems on site are running smoothly.


Christoph Spohner on challenges in times of Corona

With coordinated response plans and daily monitoring of the health of all team members, a team in Alabama, USA, supports each other during the crisis.


  • written by Sandra
  • 16. April 2020

Glad to hear that you have managed to keep afloat. Unfortunatley the company i worked (who has done several jobs for you), has had to let go of staff… me included. Wishing all safety and health and strength to rebuild what this virus has destroyed.

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