In light of recent global challenges around coronavirus COVID-19, digitally printable media supplier and manufacturer, Soyang Europe is seeking to reassure the industry and its customers about its stock availability. With a stockholding of over 1.5 million square metres of material it is business as usual at Soyang Europe in the UK but also 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,” states Soyang Europe’s managing director, Mark Mashiter. “However, we want to reassure all of our customers that our UK Distribution Centre currently has a stockholding of over 1.5 million 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 2-3 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.”
Since the Soyang Technologies factory returned from the Chinese New Year, 6 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."
“We are proactive with our supply chain and have guaranteed container space on ships booked for months in advance,” continues Mashiter. “It is this forward planning along with stockholding that ensures continuity of product and service.”
Soyang Europe’s portfolio also includes a wide selection of European manufactured printable materials which continue to arrive on a weekly basis, ensuring there is no interruption to supply.
“Our strong partnerships with manufacturers from France, Germany, Portugal, Canada and the USA as well as China have been longstanding, giving us and our customers great continuity of quality and supply. Sales at Soyang Europe are on par with 2019 and January 2020 saw a record January in the history of the company!” Mashiter states.
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,” Mashiter concludes.