Information about Covid-19

Updated on November 5th, 2020

This year we have monitored the COVID-19 situation closely and we took numerous actions to promote hygiene and social distancing at our workplace. This decision turned out to be a good one, as VILPE production and warehouse have been able to operate as normally as possible during these exceptional times. Our safety precautions have been especially important this autumn as the COVID-19 situation was severe in Vaasa region, Finland where our headquarters and production facility are located.

Our safety precautions

In Finland, we follow all the recommendations and instructions provided by the governmental and health officials in addition to local expert guidelines. Instruction may differ country by county, so our subsidiaries in Sweden, Baltics, Poland, Russia and Ukraine will also act according to the local instructions and recommendations.

Our safety precautions include distance working and limiting social contacts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We strongly recommend meeting customers online and having e.g. Teams meetings. Meetings in person can only be arranged if it is safe and reasonable considering the national COVID-19 instructions. In Finland, we avoid physical meetings, and unnecessary visits to our factory will not be arranged. In addition, we gave our staff masks to wear when needed.

Logistics, material and components

Availability of materials and components have been relatively stable and we believe this situation will continue. We follow the situation closely and inform our customers immediately if there is any shortage of raw materials or any disruptions to logistics. For now, logistics of our products have not been affected. Products will be delivered to our customers as agreed.

We want to keep our commitments to our partners as well as keep the financial situation of our workforce stable. For these reasons, we are operating as described above. The health and safety of our partners and employees are our number one priority.

Tuomas Saikkonen