The outlook remains unclear, with many factories still closed despite the Chinese New Year holiday now being over. As a company we are not heavily reliant on China as a source of supply, however it is becoming apparent that many of our products manufactured in Europe and other Asian countries are reliant on China in many cases for raw materials.
It seems inevitable that many products are going to be in short supply over the following months, and we would like to assure you that we are doing our utmost to keep our stock levels at an adequate level.
Products in high demand such as are dust masks, coveralls and surgical gloves are being put on rationed supply by our suppliers, with lead times as long as 9 months being quoted.
There is no need for panic at this stage as our stocks are large, however we intend to keep you updated at all times so you can allow for the current situation in your forward planning. If you have any specific concerns please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager.