KP CORONA UPDATE - 15.04.2020

KP Group:
We have installed all necessary measures to prevent infection, as well as spreading of such.
We are observing and implementing guidelines from authorities in respective countries of our operations.
We expect and prepare to adapt our workforce, capacity and costs to any changes in demand we may see. 

Spjald, Denmark:
We now see forecasts dropping significantly from a majority of customers as well as order cancellations/-postponements.

To adapt workforce, capacity and costs to this new situation, we install following adjustments:
- Factory will be completely closed Monday April 6th through Monday April 13th (week of Easter).
- Production will be running at normal speed again Tuesday April 14th.
- Including week 16 (starting April 13th), we will be running 3-day weeks.
  Mondays and Fridays will be closed until we see changes in demand.
- Key functions will have a 5 days open schedule, but with reduced headcount due to the 3-day work week.
- Our reception will be open the whole week and will guide you to people in Key functions on Mondays and Fridays.
  Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 07:30-15:00, Friday 07:30-13:30

We maintain sufficient stock levels of finished goods and will monitor the demands closely, why we do not expect the reduced working days to interfere with our delivery performance.

This model of working is fully flexible and we will adjust number of working days as demands may change. Most importantly we keep all machines running full time 3 days a week and we keep all employees ‘on board’ as well. 

We maintain stable supplies of raw materials and all necessities for production, as well as all the external partners needed to keep machines running.
Though we have started seeing shortages on mainly Stainless steels combined with price increases, and we have taken action to ensure sufficient stock of raw material to avoid uncertainty in deliveries from KP.

All administrative employees are working from home to the extent possible. Response time should not be affected, but please be patient if it should be a little longer than usual.

Most areas of our administration will also be working 3-day weeks, starting Monday April 13th.

Uddevalla, Sweden:
Production is running as usual.

We maintain stable supplies of raw material and all necessities for production, as well as all the external partners needed to keep machines running.

Easley, SC, USA:
Production is running as usual.

We maintain stable supplies of raw material and all necessities for production, as well as all the external partners needed to keep machines running.

KP Components A/S
Birkevej 2
DK-6971 Spjald
Phone: +45 97 38 16 11
sales@kp-components.com