Information on the current delivery situation
Supply situation remains tense
The problem of procuring electronic components has been with us for some time now. The Covid 19 pandemic, in combination with other political and economic developments, is further intensifying the situation and causing both prices and delivery times to rise enormously across all sectors.
These are now 25-52 weeks and more on the part of manufacturers.
Electronics industry struggles with component shortages along the entire supply chain
A side effect of the global pandemic is the boom in the electronics market. In particular, the high demand for consumer electronics and 5G technology, as well as the shift in the automotive sector towards e-mobility, are ensuring that the volume of electronic components required is rising sharply.
Currently, manufacturers’ production volumes cannot be ramped up again as quickly as demand is rising.
The production bottlenecks are being exacerbated above all by the renewed rise in the number of corona cases in Southeast Asian countries and the corresponding government measures. Many companies have to remain completely closed for several weeks. Other countries are following suit. Taiwan only supplies the surrounding states. The trade embargo imposed by the USA on China is an additional burden here.
Further problems within the supply chain result from the pandemic-related disruptions in logistics (e.g. lower volumes of air cargo).
Recommended action for our customers
Forecasts suggest that the difficult supply situation will continue to accompany us through 2022.
Due to the daily changing information and the non-transparent developments, it currently takes more time than usual to prepare offers and confirm orders.
Our purchasing and sales departments are working closely with distributors around the world and are exhausting all possibilities to procure critical components and provide a reasonably reliable price and delivery time forecast.
Your ability to deliver remains our top priority and we will do everything possible to maintain it.
If required components are not available, we will make every effort to find suitable substitute types in advance in order to maintain your ability to deliver. Possibly necessary redesigns due to no longer available components can be implemented by our development department for you.
Please check your stock and act immediately if necessary.
We want to master this challenging situation together with you and hope for your understanding.