Media supplier Soyang Europe has issued a statement to reassure customers of stock availability amid the Coronovirus pandemic, saying it’s business as usual at its textile manufacturing partners at Soyang Technologies in China.
“It has been a difficult time for our friends and partners over in China in the wake of the Coronavirus COVID-19,” said Soyang Europe managing director Mark Mashiter. “However, we want to reassure all of our customers that our UK distribution centre currently has a stockholding of over 1.5m square metres of material. Our stocks are controlled through an integrated management system which always factors in factory closures such as Chinese New Year or the European summer shut down, so we always have a buffer of two to thre weeks with overstocks on fast running materials in case of spikes in business. It is for this reason and the efficiencies of our Chinese colleagues that our stock levels have not been affected during this difficult time.”
The company said that since the Soyang Technologies factory returned from the Chinese New Year, six containers, with approximately 207,000m² of material have already left China, and the Soyang factory is now back to running at 95% capacity.
"Over the past few months, owing to our great government control and medical measures, the industrial chain in China has recovered and our productivity achieved more than 95%,” confirms Lisa Li, marketing manager at Soyang Technologies. “So far, no employee at Soyang Technologies is infected with the virus. You can rest assured that your orders are guaranteed both in time and quality. It has been a tough time for every country that suffers from COVID-19.”
Soyang Europe will be focusing on its PVC-free range over the coming months, with new additions to its environmentally friendly printable textiles display materials, including blockout, backlit, 100% recycled polyesters and flag. “We look forward to sharing more information about this with you over the coming weeks,” said Mashiter.