At a time when the world is battling the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we would like to further inform our customers about how we are securing our supplies and services and what precautions we have taken and will continue to take to ensure the health and wellbeing of you and our colleagues.
LC Packaging is taking the situation very seriously and we are following all measures recommended by the authorities in the countries where we are present.
To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, our people work from home whenever possible. This works excellently with current technology. Our commercial employees continue to support all our customers via telephone, Teams or other digital communication means available. All events and meetings have been canceled, we have stopped traveling and we focus on having our internal and external meetings take place digitally as well.
Because we produce many of our products ourselves and have a good overview of the entire supply chain. We are in continuous contact with our production facilities, our production partners and our logistical transport partners.
Recently, various authorities in Asia have taken further measures that limit our production. While these guidelines vary from country to country, production sites in the Far East should remain closed for the next 2 or 3 weeks. This affects mainly our flexible plastic packaging and jute packaging.
Our production facilities for flexible plastic packaging in Europe are currently running at approximately 70% capacity for FIBCs due to border restraints. Other flexible plastic packaging is still fully operational. As are our two production sites for corrugated board in Belgium and Hungary. In the unlikely event that this changes, we will let you know immediately.
The situation is constantly changing. Deliveries may be affected due to local or international (border) restrictions and further precautions to protect people's health and wellbeing.
It is important to continue using our capacity as efficiently and meaningfully as possible. This is only possible if we stay in close contact with you, our customer. Together we can make a good schedule of your current orders and assess if measures need to be taken. Can bottlenecks be predicted? And if so, what alternatives are available? We are happy to help and advise you. Please contact your contact person within LC Packaging if you have any issues or questions.
Despite this very difficult time for everyone, we maintain a great team spirit here at LC Packaging and all our people worldwide are committed to remain 100% behind our core values: LC Packaging is and will remain your: Committed, Reliable & Loyal partner in packaging!
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.