Current effects of the corona virus on the Würth Elektronik CBT

Update from 07.02.2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

As you have certainly heard through the media, a new type of lung disease caused by the corona virus has spread surprisingly quickly in China.

With this letter, we would like to inform you about the current effects on the German and Asian factories of Würth Elektronik CBT.

The following preventive measures have already been taken:

  • Travel ban for Würth Elektronik CBT employees from and to Asia, especially China.
  • Implementation of protective measures and rules of conduct, such as hygiene regulations for all employees.

What effects does this have on deliveries from Asia?

  • The Chinese New Year was extended by one week. It is planned that our partners in China will start again on 10th February 2020.
  • All customers will be informed about the current status of their order. We always try to make sure that all customers receive their PCBs on the confirmed delivery date. If there are restrictions in the production of the Asian factories and therefore you cannot be supplied on time, Würth Elektronik treats the current outbreak of disease, classified by the WHO as an international health emergency, as a case of force majeure.
  • As our Chinese colleagues are already working from the home office, the flow of communication is already taking place. However, the current situation in Asia may delay the transfer of information because, among other things, Internet connections are under extreme strain.

What effects does this have on deliveries from the German factories?

  • From today's point of view, the supply of raw materials and supplies to the German factories is se-cured for the near future. We are therefore optimistic about the supply and delivery from the German factories.
  • This also applies to all orders via our online shop. This is because the PCBs ordered in the online shop are manufactured exclusively and completely in Germany, the majority of them in our factory in Rot am See.
  • Due to the situation-related, currently higher volume of incoming orders, there will be increases in delivery times. Therefore, please note our order confirmations.

We will keep you informed in the best possible way about the effects on your orders.

Please do not hesitate to contact your sales contact person if you have any questions.