European Brushware Federation



COVID-19 is the largest challenge faced by society and public health for

many years.


It is threatening businesses across the world, as the result of unavoidable

 measures taken to limit the movement of people and spreading the virus further.

This situation is likely to intensify in the coming weeks.


President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen made it clear

that we need coordinated measures to protect the health of European citizens,  but

also to ensure that essential goods – especially food and medicines - and services

are able to flow freely.


As the crisis deepens a lockdown approach has been chosen by some European countries.

Prime Minister Conte of Italy announced the shutting down of all production/professional

Activities not strictly necessary in the entire Italian territory.

A list of essential activities (e.g. alimentary industry - health/safety industry and alike) is

being prepared


FEIBP represents 350 companies in the field of brushware manufacturing all over Europe.


Our businesses supply cleaning and sanitation product to hundreds of thousands of other

essential businesses, including hospitals and medical care facilities, medical supply

companies and the defense, aerospace, energy, food processing and equipment industries,

and others in the supply chain. Products from our industry keep hospitals and health care

workers clean, safe and protected against infection.


This is an appeal to the European Commission, the EU member states and other European governments to recognize the brushware industry as essential in the supply chain, a vital

sector that is necessary for the security and the continuity of economic and social life.

We are committed to keep on supplying in a chain where raw materials supply and logistics

are secured in order to deliver the basic needs to the citizens.


To do this, we absolutely need workers to be free to carry out the physical work that supports

supply chains We keep on operating with the health of our employees as the top priority.


Best regards,


Fons Ceelaert

General manager

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P.O. Box 4076
5004 JB Tilburg
The Netherlands

tel: 00 31 135944 678
fax: 00 31 13 5944 740

P.O. Box 4076
5004 JB Tilburg
The Netherlands

tel: 00 31 135944 678
fax: 00 31 13 5944 740