The outbreak of COVID-19 poses a variety of challenges for companies around the world. Depending on their sector, companies have either had to completely shut down their operations for weeks or take measures to contain the spread of the pandemic as best they could. COVID-19 affects everyone, especially working life.
Like any other company, Brinkmann Electronic Berlin GmbH (BEL) was faced with many uncertainties. Firstly, the company did not know how its clients would deal with the current situation and whether further collaborations would even be possible for the time being. For this young company, which was founded less than a year ago, things could have quickly become difficult. Secondly, BEL did not know if there would be staff shortages in their own team due to the virus.
So, the company is relieved that all employees remain in good health and can continue working from home. With today’s communication technologies, the team is able to work at full speed for their customers despite the government’s social distancing measures and stay-at-home recommendations. Although the working environment has changed, the team continues to work as effectively and solution oriented as ever. The performance of BEL has therefore not suffered at all during this time.
BEL is also grateful for the fact that it did not have to access government assistance. After all, the high demand for safety developments remains unchanged, which is why Brinkmann Electronic Berlin and its customers want to make use of this time to invest in the future. They are firmly convinced that safety will become increasingly important both today and in the future.
In order to optimise its capacity to meet demand, the company has taken on new experts as a first step. The team has grown with experienced developers in software development and testing. BEL is more motivated than ever and continues to pursue its mission of simplifying the implementation of functional safety.