The Applus+ Group

pptcorporateApplus+ is one of the world’s leading Testing, Inspection and Certification companies. We are recognized as a global reference for quality and integrity. With 19,000 employees, we operate a network of 350 offices and laboratories in more than 60 countries across all continents. We provide solutions for clients in all types of sectors, to ensure that their assets and products comply with environmental, quality, health and safety standards and regulations.

Applus+ is accredited by major international organizations. Our independent services help companies in business sectors such as Oil & Gas, Power, Automotive, Industry or Telecommunications, among others. Relying on our technical and expert teams, we try to improve our clients performance and reduce their risks.

Applus+ vision is focused on integrity and ethics, independent assessments, customer focus and safety at work.

Applus+ holds extensive global accreditations, recognitions and agreements, and our knowledge and expertise give us an unrivaled ability to overcome regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles. Wherever you are, whatever you need, we will try to provide a technological solution and a one-stop service to safeguard your company assets and the environment.

UPDATE ON COVID-19: KIEFNER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT ALL OF YOUR ENGINEERING NEEDS

Amid the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, Kiefner and Associates, Inc. (Kiefner), and its parent company Applus+, is closely monitoring and responding to the situation. As a dynamic partner, we have rapidly adapted our operating approach in order to best serve our clients’ needs.  This includes the formation of our Crisis Management Team that has taken charge of safeguarding our employees and minimizing disruptions to operations.

As this is a developing situation, our approach is continuously evolving. Our protocols are being adjusted as needed in line with the progression of COVID-19 meet or exceed the latest Center of Disease Control (CDC) guidance. Our top priority has always been, and continues to be, the health and safety of our people, our clients, and our business partners.

As a Critical and Essential Infrastructure services provider, we recognize the important and special responsibility we hold to maintain normal work schedules and operations to keep our nation functioning. While much of our work may be performed remotely, we would like to inform that our laboratory remains fully functional and we are available to receive test pieces at any time. We remain committed to supporting our customers. Contact your Kiefner representative to discuss further today.

Be assured that Kiefner and Applus+ is taking appropriate action to maintain ongoing operations, including:

  • Active implementation of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
  • Providing information to employees about the Coronavirus, its symptoms, and how to minimize its spread. Employees have been advised to avoid crowded areas and to limit social interaction, and have been trained on the correct hygiene, health and safety procedures.

Internal protocols have been implemented to follow all CDC guidelines for all who:

    • Have travelled internationally within the last 14 days
    • Have been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed infected with or is being tested for COVID-19
    • Have been in close contact with someone who is under self-quarantine.
    • Have any symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
  • Effective 03/17/2020 short-term remote work guidelines for employees have been implemented and remain in full effect.
  • Kiefner has increased the frequency of cleaning services in our facilities to ensure a clean and safe working environment.
  • Travel has been limited to essential client-required travel only, with severe restrictions in the case of high-risk destinations.

Kiefner remains open for business and is committed to delivering all services in response to our clients’ needs. We will continue to protect our employees, customers and business partners, while delivering quality and maintaining high standards of customer service.

As always, you should feel free to contact us with any questions. You can reach me by email at gary.stein@kiefner.com.

Thank you for your support and partnership,

Gary Stein
Gary E Stein, Esq.
Strategic Business Partner Manager
Kiefner and Associates, Inc.
T 614-410-1611
E gary.stein@kiefner.com