Covid-19; Situation update for GPV production sites, 25 March 2020

Latest update on the Covid-19 situation and its impact on GPV production sites.

We will update the situation every second day, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The customer order situation is individually handled through direct GPV contact persons.

GPV Electronics in Kochchikade, Sri Lanka
The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to continue the curfew until further notice. This means that we are unable to resume production. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will inform as soon as we have further information.  

GPV Electronics in Mendrisio, Switzerland
Currently, we have permission from local authorities to continue production for system relevant industries. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will inform as soon as we have further information. 

A special task force including sales, global sourcing and shipping continues to closely monitor the development to secure a scheduled, steady flow of supplies to maintain production at full speed wherever possible. Furthermore, we work closely with our supply chain partners to obtain forecast with regards to potential disruption of deliveries of goods.

Decreasing freight capacity – consider alternative shipping and open orders
The freight capacity continues to decrease due to the Covid-19 restrictions imposed by numerous countries worldwide. Currently, we are unable to predict the development and implications. The limitations can result in delays in transit time and cause prices to rise. Therefore, we recommend all customers to consider open orders as well as related logistics including alternative shipping possibilities e.g. sea freight.

We encourage all customers to contact their dedicated program managers to discuss alternative freight possibilities and adjustments and prioritisations to open orders. We will do all we can to help and accommodate these needs in a fast and flexible manner.

Ability to deliver - as per 25 March 2020