Customer information regarding Ukraine / Russia
Dear business partners,
We are watching as the Russian armed forces invade Ukraine with dismay and great concern. First of all, our thoughts and actions are with the Ukrainian population: we are doing everything we can for the health and safety of our Ukrainian employees and their families. This is why we are in close contact with the management team of our sales company LAPP Ukraine. At the moment, we are trying to use our logistics network to supply first aid equipment. The company is closed and all employees are exempt from work.
Secondly, we are focusing on the effects on our supply chain, both in terms of the war in Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia, which we are, of course, fully supporting. Although the situation is very dynamic, we can make the following statements today.
Our supply chain is not directly affected:
- LAPP has no product suppliers in Ukraine and Russia
- LAPP has no raw material suppliers in Ukraine and Russia
Indirect effects may arise:
- We are not currently able to estimate the extent to which our suppliers depend on PVC and other raw materials from Ukraine and Russia – this will only become clear in the next10-14 days
- Russia is an important producer of aluminium and, due to the sanctions, we must expect price increases & bottlenecks here
- We expect transport bottlenecks in Europe as numerous truck drivers are from Ukraine and must now return to their home country
- When transporting goods from Asia, we minimise the risk of rail transport through Russia by relocating all rail transport to sea routes. This could lead to longer delivery times for certain products, but there will be no bottlenecks.
We are confident that we will overcome this difficult situation together with you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your responsible sales representative. However, please understand that detailed predictions regarding the indirect effects are still very difficult to make at present.
Member of the Board & CEO LA EMEA