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Danfoss resumes business in Ukraine

DENMARK: Danfoss has announced that it is restarting business in Ukraine after activities were brought to a halt in February when Russia invaded.

According to Danfoss, the restarted business activities will be focused on restoring critical infrastructure in damaged cities and towns.

“It is key for us to continue supporting our customers in Ukraine,” said Adam Jedrzejczak, president, Danfoss East Europe region. “It is not only the right thing to do, but our products are also key components for the critical infrastructure which needs to be rebuilt.”

In a letter to Serhii Anashkin, chairman of the Ukraine Refrigeration Association, Danfoss revealed that it had already shipped 18 pallets of JIP-type ball valves and filters to the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv for the repair of leaks to the district heating network.

Most Ukrainian employees decided to stay in Ukraine when the crisis began, but families were evacuated by the Danfoss crisis team. 

“As the safety level in most parts of Ukraine is improving, employees are starting to move back,” Danfoss has reported. 

Currently, 40 Ukrainians – including eight Danfoss employees – are in Poland. Sixteen Ukrainians are in Germany, six in Denmark, four in Spain, three in Slovakia and two in Austria.

“The safety and security of our team remains our key priority, and despite uncertainties, it has been key for Danfoss to resume business activities in the country as quickly as possible,” Danfoss says. 

For now, Danfoss customers can pick-up their products at what Danfoss describes as a cross-docking warehouse that has been established in the city of Lviv.

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