To whom it concerns,
The mission statement of ViskoTeepak is “Make food more accessible” which in these unseen times feels extra meaningful and very important. Together with our network of partners in sales & logistics, we play a significant role in being a part of the global food chain. To secure the food supply is next to medical care, a top priority all over the world. ViskoTeepak is taking our role and responsibility in this situation most seriously. To the best of our abilities we are protecting our employees and we keep delivering our Partners and Customers.
Keeping our people healthy is the first priority for continuity. Therefore, where possible, people are working from home. The nature of our business is such that many people need to be in the plants to actually make the products, here we have installed Corona-work groups that daily update and implement all necessary measures based on new insights and circumstances. Respecting the social distance and hand washing are key elements, fined tuned with many other tailor-made actions. We have stopped traveling in full and do not allow any visitors in our plants.
When it comes to raw material supply and transportation, our purchasers are continuously checking with our suppliers to stay on top of the developments in their facilities. It pleases us to see that our critical suppliers are taking equal measures and so far are able to supply us with the products and volumes we need. We are pre-booking as much as possible incoming and outgoing freight capacities, as long as possible ahead.
Our commercial team is working to continuously stay in contact with the many Partners and Customers we have around the world. All to understand how we best can support their needs. ViskoTeepak has not discontinued any production so far and kept delivering the orders as promised.
We at ViskoTeepak are fully aware that we can do only so much and that decisions taken by different governments to fight the Corona virus may over time affect our capabilities in one way or another. Because of this we are committed to try to re-invent ourselves when needed. In these critical times our mission, “Making food more accessible” motivates us to do our utmost to keep on delivering tailor made casings and packaging materials.
We will inform our Partners and Customers when seeing any development which we expect will affect our capability to continue supply.
Tom Pussinen Luc Van Erom
VP Sales & Marketing VP Operations