UPDATE - Coronavirus

Occasional effects on our supply chain                                                                                                                                                                                                                     11.03.2020

 

Dear business partners,

as communicated by global media, parts of the world are currently affected by the outbreak of Corona Virus.

We, as well as our manufacturers are doing our utmost to avoid major effects on the supply-chain. Based on the current situation and the following points we right now cannot give any certain statements on possible impacts.

  • The changes and expansion of the “shut-down- zones” could affect regions tomorrow, that had not been affected by the restrictions in travel, transport and general freedom of movement, today.
  • Our manufacturers mostly work again, but deliveries may be delayed due to transport and capacity bottlenecks in land, air and ship traffic.

To avoid communication of false or misleading information we refrain from giving any factual statements at this stage.

Orders that have already been confirmed, are with a few exceptions, currently not affected.

For the orders concerned, we will proactively approach our customers to find solutions.

The Corona Virus (nCoV) is not in our direct and indirect influence, so we have to point out as a precaution that this is force majeure.

Based on the information shared by the “Bundesgesundheitsministerium” (Ministry of Health) there is no risk of spreading the virus by shipments of goods.

  • The same hygienic measurements as when dealing with influenza are recommended (hand sanitation, keeping distance from infected people, …)
  • Infection is caused by droplet infection (or in rare cases by smear infection)
  • The Virus is only able to survive for some hours / days out of a host. The parts and packaging delivered to you by alfatec bear no increased risk for infection.

 

Constantly updated information can be found on the homepage of the German Ministry of Health https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html

We will inform you as soon as any further information or news is available. In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.