© Aspocomp PCB | March 20, 2020
Aspocomp's production and supply in the clear - next issue, logistics
The production capacity at the company’s Chinese partners are returning to normality, which has allowed the Finnish company to focus on the next issue brought on by COVID-19; logistics.
Aspocomp’s factory in Oulu, Finland, is running at full speed. All the company’s employees are in full health and Aspocomp has managed to secure all materials needed to run daily operation, the company writes in an update. As stated earlier, the PCB manufacturers partners in China are now starting to get back to normal production levels. At its European counterparts there has been some individual cases where delivery times have been extended, according to the company. The issue now, for Aspocomp as for most other companies in the industry, is logistics and freight. The spread of COVID-19 has taken its toll on air traffic. “Due to the flight reductions the bottle neck is now the delivery capability. We are doing extra work in manually securing and clarifying the delivery times as it is impossible to just put the goods into ‘delivery pipeline’ that operates really well under normal circumstances. We are doing our best to minimize the unfortunate delays and extra costs in logistics,” the company writes in the update. Evertiq reached out to the Finnish PCB manufacturer to achieve some clarity of the situation. How has the situation developed for your partners in China, have they all achieved full capacity levels? “The situation varies between different partners, some are running at full capacity and others are running at a slightly lower one,” says Ari Beilinson, Vice President Sales and Marketing på Aspocomp, till Evertiq. Wherein lies the challenge you Aspocomp now? “To keep potential delays at bay and to secure deliveries. To achieve this we’re following the developments very closely and keep in constant contact with staff and our factories in China. We feel that we have control over the situation,” Ari Beilinson concludes.