BUCHI Update on SARS-CoV2 (Corona)

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01.07.2020

Update Flawil, 01.07.2020:

The SARS-CoV2 (Corona) virus is now present practically all over the world and has had a lasting influence on society, the economy, and private life in all countries in which BUCHI is represented. While n the meantime, some affected countries are already in the process of returning to normality, the situation remains critical in others. Also, the number of cases is rising again, depending on the region.

For BUCHI, the protection of our employees and the guarantee of support for our customers remains the top priority. Our production sites in Switzerland and India are working to capacity today (July 1, 2020).

Thanks to the close contact with our suppliers worldwide, we have been able to detect delivery delays early and prevent interruptions in our supply chain. The logistics industry has picked up speed again and with increased shipping capacities our products can be reliably shipped to most regions again. BÜCHI Operations continues to monitor the situation closely and takes appropriate action if necessary. As of today, we can meet our normal delivery times for most products. For products that are available with a delay, we communicate the adjusted delivery times as quickly as possible through our distribution channels.

The last months have proven that our business processes are set up in such a way that they still work in quarantine cases in all countries. BUCHI has taken important measures to prevent the spread of the virus as far as possible. We rely on all recommended hygiene measures and clear physical distance ("physical distancing"), also during meetings. In addition, we communicate openly and honestly in line with our values, including with our customers and partners.

Please note that this information reflects the status as of July 01, 2020. We are aware that the situation can change very quickly and are constantly reassessing it.

 

 

Update Flawil, 10.06.2020:

The SARS-CoV2 (Corona) virus is now present practically all over the world and has had a lasting influence on society, the economy and private life in all countries in which BUCHI is represented. In the meantime, some affected countries have already returned to normality, others are slowly opening.

For BUCHI, the protection of our employees and the guarantee of support for our customers remains the top priority. Our production sites in Switzerland and India are working to capacity today (June 10, 2020).

Thanks to the close contact with our suppliers worldwide, we have been able to detect delivery delays early and prevent interruptions in our supply chain. We continue to regard limited shipping capacities in individual countries, and a massive increase in freight prices as our greatest risks. BUCHI Operations is monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate action if necessary. As of today, we can meet our normal delivery times for most products. For products that are available with a delay, we communicate the adjusted delivery times as quickly as possible through our distribution channels.

The last months have proven that our business processes are set up in such a way that they still work in quarantine cases in all countries. BUCHI has taken important measures to prevent the spread of the virus as far as possible. We rely on all recommended hygiene measures, clear physical distancing and, where possible, we allow our employees to work remotely from their home. In addition, we communicate openly and honestly in line with our values, including with our customers and partners.

Please note that this information reflects the status as of June 10, 2020. We are aware that the situation can change very quickly and are constantly reassessing it.

 

Update Flawil, 26.05.2020:

The SARS-CoV2 (Corona) virus is now present practically all over the world and has had a lasting influence on society, the economy and private life in practically all countries in which BUCHI is represented. In the meantime, some affected countries have already returned to normality, others are slowly opening up.

For BUCHI, the protection of our employees and the guarantee of support for our customers remains the top priority. Our production site in Switzerland is still working to capacity today (May 26, 2020). Our glass production in India has been partially open again since April 25, 2020, after a 5-week state-imposed lock down phase. We have been able to start production of our BUCHI glassware again Together with our glass production in Switzerland, we have succeeded in preventing supply bottlenecks during this period.

Thanks to the close contact with our suppliers worldwide, we have been able to detect delivery delays early and prevent interruptions in our supply chain. We continue to regard limited shipping capacities in individual countries, especially also from India, and a massive increase in freight prices as our greatest risks. BUCHI Operations is monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate action if necessary. As of today, we can meet our normal delivery times for most products. For products that are available with a delay, we communicate the adjusted delivery times as quickly as possible through our distribution channels.

The last months have proven that our business processes are set up in such a way that they still work in quarantine cases in all countries. BUCHI has taken important measures to prevent the spread of the virus as far as possible. We rely on all recommended hygiene measures, clear physical distancing and, where possible, we allow our employees to work remotely from their home. In addition, we communicate openly and honestly in line with our values, including with our customers and partners.

Please note that this information reflects the status as of May 26, 2020. We are aware that the situation can change very quickly and are constantly reassessing it. 

Update Flawil, 11.05.2020:

In the meantime, the SARS-CoV2 (corona) virus has spread throughout the world. Practically all countries in which BUCHI is represented have suffered severe cuts in their economic and private lives. After a period of severe measures in most countries, we now see a certain relaxation of said measures.

For BUCHI, the protection of our employees and the guarantee of support for our customers remains the top priority. Our production site in Switzerland is still working to capacity today (May 11, 2020). Our glass production in India has been partially open again since April 25, 2020, after a 5-week state-imposed lock down phase. We have been able to start production of our BUCHI glassware again together with our glass production in Switzerland, we have succeeded in preventing supply bottlenecks during this period.

Thanks to the close contact with our suppliers worldwide, we have been able to detect delivery delays early and prevent interruptions in our supply chain. We continue to regard limited shipping capacities in individual countries, especially also from India, and a massive increase in freight prices as our greatest risks. BUCHI Operations is monitoring the situation closely and will take appropriate action if necessary. As of today, we can meet our normal delivery times for most products. For products that are available with a delay, we communicate the adjusted delivery times as quickly as possible through our distribution channels.

The last few weeks have proven that our business processes are set up in such a way that they still work in quarantine cases in all countries. BUCHI has taken important measures to prevent the spread of the virus as far as possible. We rely on all recommended hygiene measures, clear physicaldistancing and, where possible, we allow our employees to work remotely from their home. In addition, we communicate openly and honestly in line with our values, including with our customers and partners.

Please note that this information reflects the status as of May 11, 2020. We are aware that the situation can change very quickly and are constantly reassessing it.

 

Update 31.03.2020:

During these challenging times, we at BUCHI, are taking active measures to protect the health of our customers, employees and partners.

We are still producing and supporting our customers

 

Customer support & Service

Our team remains available for any questions and relying on virtual trainings and telephone support to offer you the best service possible. Although in-person visits are severely reduced, our experts remain committed to ensuring you get the most out of your instrument.

 

Shipment of orders

Our production site in Switzerland runs as of today (March 31, 2020) at full capacity. The temporary shutdown of our glass production in India does not lead to any supply shortage due to increased capacity in Switzerland.

BUCHI Operations is in close contact with suppliers worldwide in order to detect a delay in deliveries or other interruptions of our Supply Chain as early as possible. Currently, we see the biggest risks from limited shipping capacity to certain countries. Potential obstacles are closely monitored and suitable steps pro-actively are taken.

Neither The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark, nor Sweden are currently affected.

As of today, we can keep our normal delivery lead times with very few exceptions. For products that are not available or delayed, we communicate the delivery times through our sales channels immediately.

 

New orders

We are available to answer any of your questions via telephone or in a virtual meeting, as per your preference. Our order processing remains unaffected.

 

Safety at work

The safety of our employees is our top priority. Most employees are working remotely, and highest safety measures are available for those on-site. We continue to closely monitor the situation and react accordingly to meet the latest government regulations.

 

We wish you good health in these trying days and we look forward to getting back to the chemistry with you soon.

 

 

Status 19.03.2020:

Dear customers,

First of all, we would like to inform you that despite the prevailing situation regarding the coronavirus, we are available for you as usual. We have also reacted to the effects immediately.

We are using this article to keep you up to date in addition to the social networks. We remain flexible in these dynamic times in order to offer you the best service possible.

We have converted as many work processes as possible to the home office so that we can continue to be available to you at the usual times. All personal numbers with direct dial go directly to employees of our company.

To get directly to a desired employee, please use the following overview of our contact persons.

As we at BÜCHI do not see ourselves as a manufacturer and sales organisation alone, but also as a partner who continues to provide you with professional support after your purchase, we offer you this fully comprehensive service now. So if repairs and maintenance are needed or applications need to be created and tested, you can notify us at any time.

Our employees are trained and required to follow the official hygiene and handling recommendations for the protection of all. Therefore, we try to redirect our service as much as possible via alternative communication channels such as telephone and e-mail to minimize personal contact.

We are at your disposal at all times.

With kind regards

Your BÜCHI Labortechnik GmbH Team

 

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Status: 20.03.2020