IMI delays manufacturing in China on virus outbreak

Iris Gonzales - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) said it has delayed resumption of work in selected China manufacturing facilities.

“The provincial government units concerned, in accordance with the Emergency Response Law and Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Law of the People’s Republic of China, extended the holidays to ensure the implementation of measures and response requirements and further strengthen the control of the nCoV (coronavirus),” IMI said.

IMI has manufacturing facilities in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Sichuan and Jiangsu.

The company assured customers it would be able to meet supply requirements.

“Along with the customers, IMI is developing contingency plans to recover production backlogs as a result of these suspensions including among others, the temporary transfer of production activities for some customers to other IMI manufacturing plants.

Management is communicating with local government offices regarding the possibility of resuming production earlier than the mandated dates at reduced production capacity,” it said.

Furthermore, the company is implementing guidelines to address and manage employees who manifest symptoms associated with the coronavirus.

As part of contingency measures, IMI also postponed business trips to and from high risk regions in China.

“IMI remains vigilant and will ensure that all employees have a healthy and safe work environment.

The company is currently assessing the extent of the impact of such outbreak on its operational and financial performance,” it said.

IMI is the manufacturing arm of AC Industrial Technology Holdings.  It is among the leading global manufacturing solutions experts in the world.

At present, IMI ranks 17th in the list of top 50 EMS providers in the world by the Manufacturing Market Insider based on 2018 revenues.

IMI specializes in highly reliable and quality electronics for long product life cycle segments such as automotive, industrial electronics and more recently, the aerospace market.

It has 21 manufacturing plants across 10 different countries providing engineering, manufacturing, and support and fulfillment capabilities to diverse industries globally.





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