hereby to communicate that Somacis Spa continues to be operational as the business carried out by the Company is one of those that are functional to ensure the continuity of the supply chains of the activities mentioned as Essential according to last Government disposals, in particular for the Electro-medical sector.
Additional internal measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of all workers. As far as possible, smart-working tools have been activated to mitigate the movements of indirect employees. Nevertheless, the minimum presence of staff in all offices is guaranteed.
Three weeks after our first communication on March 4th, below we update about situation on Group production sites:
All Somacis plants, in Italy, the United States and China, are 100% operational.
Production lead times with on hand materials: Standard from 6 weeks and Fast starting from 5 working days, in Italy and the United States.
The Somacis plant in China is experiencing a very high demand raise (at least twice its capacity), in particular from the internal market. As a result, lead times have unfortunately gone up from 6-7 to 14-15 weeks.The expansion works scheduled in the development plan are proceeding rapidly and will lead to the doubling of production capacity by the end of 2020. Some urgent production lots can be moved to plants in Italy and the USA upon agreements with Customers who request them.
Supply lead times for materials generally remain longer than normal, with peaks up to 12 weeks for materials made with particular glass types.
Confident that this difficult period will be overcome as soon as possible and in the best way, the whole Somacis Group wish all the best to You, your Colleagues and Families.