Following the worldwide pandemic situation related to COVID-19 we in PalletBiz have closely been monitoring its impact and effect on the global industry. We understand the importance of keeping the industry working throughout the entirety of the pandemic to ensure that this will not become a global supply-chain crisis – not to mention food crisis. We understand our responsibility in this respect – being an essential part of the supply-chain of our customers, whether being in retail or other important business sectors.
The biggest challenge now for wooden packaging manufacturers is the availability of the necessary amounts of raw material for production. Low stock levels at sawmills pose a challenge to the high demands for wooden packaging from different industries. Such shortages force some packaging companies to inevitably reduce and slow down production levels.
This notification therefore also serves as an assurance to suppliers and clients, that we do everything possible to keep our operations at the necessary speed to comply with the running demand – and we do so at all our sites throughout Europe, Middle East & Africa. This is a very tough balance and one that requires close coordination between all parties. Hence, we seek everyone to notify your regional key contacts in PalletBiz about any changes or issues affecting either supply or demand in coming period.
The above commitment to both suppliers and clients should be understood in the context of keeping the safety of our and your colleagues the highest priority. Consequently, we urge to avoid any unnecessary contact among operational as well non-operational people and drivers will have to pay extra attention to guidelines of the respective loading- and unloading areas.
Together we will fight this persistent and widespread pandemic and help the businesses, and ultimately people of both suppliers, clients and the public back to normal, due time.