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Countermeasures Against and the Status of the Spreading of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

June. 25, 2021

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.
We will continue to enforce appropriate countermeasures to prevent further infection as we strive to carry out business as usual.
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.

(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

<Japan>

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

<Overseas>

Company name Business details Status
SHANGHAI ESPEC ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT CORP. Design and manufacturing of environmental testing equipment Business as usual as of the end of March 2020
ESPEC TEST EQUIPMENT (GUANGDONG) CO., LTD. Manufacturing and sales of environmental testing equipment Business as usual as of the end of March 2020
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 servicing of environmental testing equipment, HALT/HASS testing chambers Business as usual as of the middle of May 2020 in plants (in Michigan and Colorado)
Continuing office operations by way of telecommuting
ESPEC EUROPE GmbH Sales and service of environmental
testing equipment
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 ensure business continuity, we have established and are complying with infection prevention measures based on the policies of federal and local governments and the Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Offices provided by the Japan Business Federation.

  1. 1. Avoiding the three Cs (Closed spaces, Crowded spaces, and Close-contact settings) to prevent droplet infection.
    (Ventilate office spaces at least 2 times every hour, maintain social distancing of 2 meters (or at least 1 meter), etc.)
  2. 2. Maintaining clean environments inside offices to prevent contact infection.
    (For example, disinfecting work areas, using hand sanitizer upon entry to buildings, and wearing masks)
  3. 3. Recommending telecommuting and staggered work hours to change working methods.

■ Employee vaccination

To help prevent the spread of infections, we are dedicated to making it easy for employees who wish to be vaccinated to do so. Work on the day of and after vaccination will be treated as follows to allow employees to be vaccinated with greater peace of mind.

  • Employees can use paid leave if receiving the vaccine on a weekday.
  • If an employee has an adverse reaction to the vaccine, any necessary days off will be treated as special leave per employment regulations.

■ Notices Regarding the Novel Coronavirus to Date

Contact Details:

Corporate Communication Department ESPEC CORP.

TEL:06-6358-4744 FAX:06-6358-4795
E-MAIL:ir-div@espec.jp