ALTDORF, Switzerland—Datwyler has reported a "high workload" across most of its operations, but has implemented "capacity adjustments" at its automotive product plants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to April 8 update, the health care, food and beverage businesses continue to receive a number of orders and have a high capacity utilization. This also is true of online distributor Reichelt.
These three businesses, together, account for more than 60 percent of net revenue from continuing Datwyler operations.
The health care products plants, it said, are part of essential manufacturing activities worldwide and comply with strict rules of behavior and hygiene.
The supply chain to suppliers and customers "is ensured for all Datwyler plants," the company said in a statement.
At its mobility business unit, however, Datwyler is adjusting capacity, cost structures and capital expenditure in response to declining demand. It also has closed several plants as the pandemic worsens.
"This will lead to short-time working and in some cases to temporary plant closures," Datwyler said, adding that "the situation is normalizing" at its plants in China.