Consequences of the global corona pandemic

At the beginning of 2021, the electronics and appliance manufacturing industry is facing a global shortage of crucial components. The causes of these shortages lie mainly in a combination of the effects of the COVID-19 virus on production at major suppliers, a global shortage in the manufacture of semiconductors and raw materials and the growth in demand for applications based on this technology. This is a global problem and affects all suppliers of electronic components and end products, in all sectors.

At the same time, we see that as a result of the global pandemic, the pressure on the capacity of international freight transport, both sea and air, is increasing significantly. This has a clearly discernable negative impact on the supply chain in terms of time and causes significant price increases in goods transport.

What are the direct consequences of this?

  • Significant increase in delivery times;
  • Price increases; both at component level as well as for transport;
  • Uncertain deliverability of electronic and mechanical components due to unforeseen delays.

We want to make our customers aware of this unforeseen situation and inform you about the possible delivery delays in advance, so that you can take this into account with your production and delivery times. Eltrex Motion and all its staff will make every effort to minimise the impact.

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