Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
OMRON is closely following the development of the coronavirus outbreak in the EMEA region and taking appropriate measures.
OMRON adheres to the guidance from relevant authorities, the ECDC and the WHO.
The safety and wellbeing of all our employees and relations is our highest priority.
Hoofddorp, 16th March 2020 – In response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the EMEA region OMRON Healthcare would like to provide you with the following information.
After initial reports of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China the OMRON Group has constituted a global task force to address, monitor and mitigate the impact of this outbreak.
As of today, there have been no confirmed infections of OMRON employees within the EMEA region. We continue to closely monitor developments with respect to the Coronavirus. In accordance with OMRON’s sustainability policy we continue to take steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees which we consider a top priority. Full travel restrictions and working from home policy are in place. Reviewing business continuity plans prudently, we are banning group meetings and don’t accept visitors coming to our locations. Participation in events and congresses has been suspended.
The EMEA task force team reviews the situation of the Coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19 consequences in this region on a daily basis to determine the appropriate measures. Our priorities in responding to the outbreak is to reduce spread of the illness, protecting the safety and well-being of our people and maintaining business continuity.
Supply Chain and Customer Impacts
As you are aware, the entire global supply chain has been impacted due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has led to large-scale disruption in marine container shipping services. OMRON expects that the impact to shipping will result in a reduction of delivery reliability, route frequency and availability in the short to mid-term.
While it is more difficult to confirm available logistics and delivery dates at this time, we believe our global manufacturing and logistics capabilities will keep us well positioned to work through these challenges and, if necessary, to help customers put the appropriate mitigation plans in place. We are working to secure future vessel space allocations to minimize delays in the inbound flow.
We are verifying our suppliers' ability to supply raw materials to our sites around the world to continue running our manufacturing sites.
We realize this situation remains very dynamic. We will continue to provide updates as we learn more. We are confident in our preparation and contingency planning for situations such as this. We remain committed to providing the superior service and support that our customers have come to expect of our company throughout this situation.