Current events in China

Due to increased cases of Covid in the region, the local government in Shenzhen has decided to stop activities in the area between 14th-20th March. All residents are required to stay home except essential services personnel and all public services including transport has been halted.

Factories, representing approx. 14% of our PCB supply, which are currently impacted by these restrictions are stopping production for a period of 1 week. In addition the imposed lockdown has an impact on logistics running through Shenzhen to Hongkong.

These increased restrictions will have an immediate impact on deliveries on hand and orders that are in process at these factories for shipment in near future relating to this area of production/transportation. NCAB remains uniquely positioned with a strong local Factory management team continuing to work remotely, engaging with both factories and local forwarders to minimize the impact for our customers and finding solutions to keep supply chains open during this time. Additionally we still have quality staff on site in a  number of these Shenzhen factories who can ensure that our orders are prioritized and managed correctly.

We have and are continuously collecting relevant data on this situation in Shenzhen, the status of the factories and the orders affected and are informing customers and discussing mitigation actions. As this situation develops we shall continue to update.

Through our network of factories we have a substantial production capacity in other unaffected areas outside of Shenzhen which are continuing to produce, as well as a proven supply chains in Taiwan capable of supplying a wide range of technology and volumes. Additional to this we also have our EU and USA supply bases to serve customer needs.

For further information, please contact:

Anders Forsén, CFO +46 (0)8 4030 0051
Gunilla Öhman, IR Manager, +46 (0)70 763 81 25