Here you will find the latest news on the situation at BLOCK.


+++ Update 18.05.2020 +++

Return to new normal



Dear Sir or Madam,

The German government has decided to loosen restrictions and we at BLOCK too are returning to a new normality - life with Corona. The number of cases in our district is very low, and the measures we have taken, such as hygiene and distance rules, have proven their worth. We will continue to maintain all these precautions so that our business operations can continue without any restrictions.

We are in constant communication with our global suppliers and service providers and ensure availability for our production sites in Europe, Asia and America. Our delivery performance continues to be stable and our production facilities in Germany and abroad are functioning perfectly.

Beyond that, we are making an important contribution in the fight against COVID-19 and treat the production and supply of components for system-relevant industries such as medical technology with the highest priority.

Highly motivated employees, state-of-the-art technology, a high vertical range of manufacture, and an extensive stock of materials and products help us to act agile and flexible. Thus, we are optimally positioned for current and planned production orders in the coming weeks and look forward to receiving your orders.

Of course, this still applies: If the situation changes and shortages become foreseeable, we will inform you immediately.

Your contact persons are available as usual by telephone, e-mail and video conference for your questions and concerns.

Thank you very much for your trust in BLOCK and stay healthy!

 

With kind regards,

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Udo L. Thiel
Managing Director BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH
Managing Director BLOCK Electronics (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

 


+++ Update 26.03.2020 +++



Dear Sir or Madam,

The current situation of the corona pandemic is leading to numerous challenges both in the private and business environment. We strictly follow the guidelines of the German government and take the health and duty of care for employees, customers, partners, suppliers and visitors very seriously. The precautions we have taken ensure that we can maintain our business operations without any restrictions, while at the same time keeping an eye on the health of our employees, their families and the general public.

At the moment we can still confidently say that our delivery performance will remain relatively stable, but that a delay in delivery due to a lack of raw material is within the realm of possibility. Since individual suppliers are currently failing, we are working intensively to ensure short-term supply through our long-standing German and other European suppliers. A positive aspect in this context is that our plant in China is increasingly staffed and has resumed full production, as well as many of our Chinese material suppliers. As a supplier to system-relevant industries, we can also continue to ensure operations at our plant in the Chicago area in the USA, where a lockdown situation exists.

In this exceptional situation that keeps the world in suspense, our in-house vertical range of manufacture is proving its worth and allows us to act extremely agile and flexible in this situation, in order to counteract emerging bottlenecks of our suppliers. In all our factories we have an extensive stock of primary materials as well as standard products. We are therefore well prepared for current and planned production orders in the coming weeks.

Should the situation change and shortages become foreseeable, we will inform you immediately.  Of course, your known contact persons are available by phone and e-mail for your questions and concerns as usual. We are convinced that, thanks to the solidarity and mutual support, we will manage to overcome this crisis together.

Thank you very much for your confidence in BLOCK, all the best for the next time and stay healthy!

 

With kind regards,

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Udo L. Thiel
Managing Director BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH
Managing Director BLOCK Electronics (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

 


+++ Update 16.03.2020 +++



Dear Sir or Madam,

Against the background of the rapidly increasing number of worldwide corona virus/ COVID-19 infections and the resulting consequences for the economic situation, we would like to inform you about possible effects on our supply chain.   

At the moment we can still confidently say that our delivery performance will remain stable. We are observing the development with great attention and are in permanent exchange with our suppliers and service providers. Our Supply Chain Management, based in Germany, continuously checks and evaluates requirements, inventories and transport routes, coordinates the activities of a globally active procurement team and ensures availability for our production sites in Europe, Asia and America. 

As a precautionary measure, we have also taken the following steps to help contain the spread of the virus:  

  • There are clear hygiene recommendations and devices and rules of conduct for all employees and visitors to our plants. 
  • Persons whose visit to a crisis region was not longer than four weeks ago will be refused access to the site. As an alternative, increased security measures are taken at suppliers to completely avoid personal contact.   
  • We will refrain from shaking hands until further notice. 
  • All BLOCK employees are prohibited from taking business trips that are not absolutely necessary.


In this exceptional situation that keeps the world in suspense, our in-house vertical range of manufacture is proving its worth and allows us to act extremely agile and flexible in this situation, in order to counteract emerging bottlenecks of our suppliers. In all our factories we have an extensive stock of primary materials as well as standard products. We are therefore well prepared for current and planned production orders in the coming weeks.

Should the situation change and shortages become foreseeable, we will inform you immediately. 
For further questions please contact your known contact persons. 

 

With kind regards,

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Udo L. Thiel
Managing Director BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH
Managing Director BLOCK Electronics (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

 


+++ Update 14.02.2020 +++



Dear Sir or Madam,

Against the background of the rapidly increasing number of worldwide corona virus/ COVID-19 infections and the resulting consequences for the economic situation, we would like to inform you about possible effects on our supply chain.   

At the moment we can still confidently say that our delivery performance will remain stable. We are observing the development with great attention and are in permanent exchange with our suppliers and service providers. Our Supply Chain Management, based in Germany, continuously checks and evaluates requirements, inventories and transport routes, coordinates the activities of a globally active procurement team and ensures availability for our production sites in Europe, Asia and America. 

As a precautionary measure, we have also taken the following steps to help contain the spread of the virus:  

  • There are clear hygiene recommendations and devices and rules of conduct for all employees and visitors to our plants. 
  • Persons whose visit to a crisis region was not longer than four weeks ago will be refused access to the site. As an alternative, increased security measures are taken at suppliers to completely avoid personal contact.   
  • We will refrain from shaking hands until further notice. 
  • All BLOCK employees are prohibited from taking business trips that are not absolutely necessary.


In this exceptional situation that keeps the world in suspense, our in-house vertical range of manufacture is proving its worth and allows us to act extremely agile and flexible in this situation, in order to counteract emerging bottlenecks of our suppliers. In all our factories we have an extensive stock of primary materials as well as standard products. We are therefore well prepared for current and planned production orders in the coming weeks.

Should the situation change and shortages become foreseeable, we will inform you immediately. 
For further questions please contact your known contact persons. 

 

With kind regards,

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Udo L. Thiel
Managing Director BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH
Managing Director BLOCK Electronics (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

 

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