“We recognize that we carry a special responsibility to deliver, particularly during times of crisis. Our job is to provide a truly reliable advantage to our customers, and that means that we will do all that we can to make sure we are able to deliver and overcome the challenges caused by the spread of COVID-19,” said Morten Brandtzæg, President and CEO of Nammo.
As of 16 March, all of Nammo’s factories remain open, with no deliveries delayed or disrupted by the spread of COVID-19. Several Nammo employees have been forced to stay home with small children due to school closures, while others remain in home quarantine because of travel abroad, but none has so far tested positive for the virus.
“The response by our employees to this situation has really been tremendous. We have seen people volunteering to cover for colleagues who are unable to come to work, or to work nights and weekends to keep things running. So far, we have kept those kind of measures to a minimum, but this gives us great confidence in our ability to weather this crisis,” said Brandtzæg.
Going forward, Nammo’s main concern is the way COVID-19 may disrupt the operations of its partners in government, particularly those responsible for contracting, approving and receiving deliveries from Nammo’s facilities across Europe and North America.
“Everything we do is a partnership with our customers, and there are several key milestones in every contract where we depend on their input and participation in order to move forward. We are now in close contact with many of our customers to ensure that we find solutions that allow us to overcome the new restrictions they are facing. We hope others will reach out to us as well over the coming days to begin discussions on how we can make sure they can continue to receive on time deliveries of products and technologies that are of critical importance to our common security,” said Brandtzæg.