Suzhou (PRC), January 30th 2020 – As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of e-bike drive systems, LEVA-EU member Bafang wants to inform their customers about the consequences of an officially ordered business shut-down due to current public health reasons.
Following a governmental statement from the city of Suzhou, all corporations have to keep their offices and production sites closed for another week after the traditional Chinese New Year festivities. “Instead of the usual maximum of 60 days, the delivery of components to OE customers could be extended by a few days”, says Jack Brandsen, Europe General Manager for Bafang. “We expect 65 to 70 days lead time in the upcoming weeks. This is still much shorter than most of our competition.”
This statement only takes into account the current decision situation. Should the authorities in China take further measures and/or extend the current mandatory break for companies, even greater delays in the supply chain cannot be ruled out.
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