Countermeasures Against and the Status of the Spreading of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Apr. 16, 2020
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to those infected or otherwise affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We also sincerely hope that those people who have lost their lives rest in peace.
ESPEC CORP. is working to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in accordance with the policies and requests of national and local governments so as to protect the safety of our customers, business partners, and regional communities as well as the safety of our employees and their families. Furthermore, we are striving to continue business operations while also thoroughly carrying out policies to prevent infections.
Moving forward, we will continue to consider and implement countermeasures to match the situation as it evolves. To all involved parties, we humbly ask for your understanding in this matter.
■Status of ESPEC CORP.
(1) The Fukuchiyama Plant (Kyoto) is continuing manufacturing while implementing infection prevention countermeasures.
(2) Sales and service facilities across Japan are continuing operation by way of telecommuting and staggered work hours.
Please note that while it may be difficult to contact such facilities by telephone in areas where a state of emergency has been declared, all phone calls will be handled. We humbly ask for your understanding in this matter.
(3) To ensure that they can be used safely by our customers, our laboratory testing service facilities across Japan are continuing operations while thoroughly implementing infection prevention measures. For more details, access the following URL. https://www.espec.co.jp/english/products/trustee/
(4) We have reduced the hours that the Customer Support Desk is open to 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience but kindly ask for your understanding in this matter.
Customer Support Desk: https://www.espec.co.jp/english/inquiry/customer-oversea.php
■Status of subsidiaries
|Company name||Business details||Status|
|ESPEC TEST SYSTEM CORP.||Development, manufacturing, and sales of environmental testing equipment||Continuing business operations through the use of measures such as telecommuting to prevent our customer's businesses from being affected|
|ESPEC MIC CORP.||Plant factory business, restoration of natural environment, development/manufacturing/sales of environmental testing devices|
|ESPEC KYUSHU CORP.||Sales of physicochemical devices, analytical devices, and semiconductor-related devices|
|Company name||Business details||Status|
|SHANGHAI ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT CORP.||Design and manufacturing of environmental testing equipment||Business as usual|
|ESPEC TEST EQUIPMENT (GUANGDONG) CO., LTD.||Manufacturing and sales of environmental testing equipment||Business as usual|
|ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.||Sales and after service of environmental testing equipment||Continuing operations (including telecommuting) at all sales offices (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an, and Chengdu)|
|ESPEC TEST TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.||Commissioned testing services for environmental testing||Business as usual at all test facilities (Shanghai and Suzhou)|
|ESPEC NORTH AMERICA, INC.||Development, manufacturing, sales, and service of environmental testing equipment, HALT/HASS testing chambers||Plant (Michigan and Colorado) operation limited to essential infrastructure
Continuing office operations by way of telecommuting
|ESPEC EUROPE GmbH||Sales and service of environmental
|Continuing business as usual (including telecommuting)|
|ESPEC KOREA CORP.||Manufacturing and sales of environmental testing equipment||Business as usual|
|ESPEC ENGINEERING (THAILAND) CO., LTD.||Product sales, maintenance and inspection, after sales service Commissioned testing services||Continuing operations by way of telecommuting|
|ESPEC ENGINEERING VIETNAM CO., LTD.||Product maintenance and inspection, after sales service||Continuing operations by way of telecommuting|
■Initiatives for preventing the spread of infections
To ensure the safety of our employees and to continue business operations, we are aiming to reduce the risk of infection by avoiding the Three Cs (Closed spaces, Crowded spaces, and Close-contact settings), expanding telecommuting, and maintaining clean environments in offices (enforcing the wearing of masks and washing of hands). Now that a state of emergency has been declared by the government of Japan, we have formed a special meeting for safety and hygiene, and, centered on this meeting, we are strengthening coordination with and spreading information on countermeasures to offices in areas targeted by this declaration.
Corporate Communication Department ESPEC CORP.