The situation caused by the Corona virus continues to show its economic effects on the European electronics market. Eurocircuits as specialist in Prototype & Small Series is confronted with receiving significantly bigger orders than usual. This has massive impacts on our normally smooth production flow.
Due to this any new orders over 100dm2 will be only available on a 20WD delivery term, order <100dm2 will be available on our standard faster delivery terms.
Why 100dm2? – Over the last decade, the average size of a board has proved to be slightly smaller than 1dm2, therefore a 100dm2 order volume would allow an order of 100 boards on short term delivery. We hope this would be enough to help our customers meet their immediate requirements.
This is an extraordinary action due to an extraordinary situation for which we ask for your support and understanding.
Over the past 30 years European PCB production volume has fallen from over 40% to less than 3% of the world-wide volume, at the same time production volumes in China have grown to over 50% and this is where the problem starts.
With such a huge production volume located in one geographical area any disruption creates a massive vacuum in the supply chain, as can be seen now with the coronavirus. One cannot expect that if the 50% has problems that the 3% can take up the slack without any hindrance to anyone.
This is a temporary situation and we are hoping for your help to get through this stressy period. Be assured that once this situation is back to normal, we will revert to our normal delivery terms and inform you as soon it occurs.
Please note that this does not affect our PCB Proto service which still offers a 3WD standard delivery term.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Recently, we have received several questions concerning if and how the coronavirus will affect our production and below are our answers/solutions.
Q: How will/does the coronavirus affect Eurocircuits material supply?
A: Eurocircuits is a European Prototype PCB and Assembly Manufacturer and as such we are loyal to our European suppliers, as has always been the case. In addition, for our production needs we have ample stock of our materials and chemicals to continue uninterrupted for quite some time.
Q: How will/does the coronavirus affect the production?
A: We only sell what we make and all production is done in Hungary and Germany, you, our customer should not experience any interruption of service.
Q: How will/does the coronavirus affect the Eurocircuits Business?
A: This is where we have seen the largest effects. With the current situation in Asia and with European customers fear of receiving packages from Asia, we have seen order demands rise from our normal 450-500 orders per day to over 700 orders per day on average.
Q: How will Eurocircuits cope with this high demand of orders?
A: Our priority is to deliver high quality products and services to our customers with on time deliveries. To achieve this, we have changed our standard delivery term from 5WD back to 7WD for orders over 10dm2 (decimeter squared) for all pooling services except PCB proto which remains on 3WD standard.
Once this world crisis has receded, we will reinstate our 5 working day PCB pooling service, but this temporary measure gives us the chance to continue to provide the normal service level and reliable delivery terms you have come to depend upon.
We wish all those infected by the virus a return to full health as quickly as possible and hope that a vaccine will be developed soon.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with a member of the team, then all contact details can be found below.