In addition to comprehensive measures for the protection of employees and to ensure the ability to deliver, the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group has set up a task force to guarantee preferential supply to manufacturers of medical devices. As one of the largest European suppliers of electronic components, the Waldenburg based company thus wants to ensure that the production of urgently needed medical technology can be further expanded worldwide.
“Some of our electronic components are important elements in medical technology, and in some cases also in intensive care medicine. Our task force is the central point of contact for medical technology manufacturers and companies currently converting their production to urgently needed devices. The task force works closely together with them, determines their component requirements, which in many cases have grown considerably, and prioritizes the corresponding deliveries”, says Oliver Konz, CEO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.
“As a component manufacturer we are an important part of many supply chains. With a preferred, reliable supply we can make our contribution to cover the additional demand for medical technology triggered by the corona crisis”, adds Alexander Gerfer, CTO at the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.
In addition, the company has taken comprehensive measures to protect its employees. Wherever possible, work is done from the home office.
“Extensive hygiene measures have been implemented in production, warehouse and logistics. In addition, the employees are divided according to shift times and spatial areas so that in case of illness and corresponding quarantine measures in one team, the other teams remain able to work”, explains Thomas Wild, CFO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.
In addition, groups from administration and sales are instructed in logistics processes in order to be able to maintain the ability to deliver in an emergency.
Another focus is the online support of customers by know-how transfer via webinars and online conferences. “Many companies use the forced shutdown to familiarize themselves with new technologies and invest in training. Our record last week: 950 participants in a single webinar. We have therefore expanded our range of technology webinars because we want to support the upcoming restart of our customers”, says Thomas Schrott, CEO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.