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COVID-19 Update

By April 19, 2020 April 22nd, 2020 News

APRIL 22nd

With the recent announcement by the Government in New Zealand to move down to Level Three, we anticipate an increase in demand for packaging specifically focused around food service outlets starting to open.

This will put pressure on getting orders processed based around the reduced freight options in Level Four so please ensure all orders are placed as early as possible and well in advance to be despatched on time. Remember cut off for orders to ship currently is 10am for the South Island and 11.30am for the North Island.

We are an essential business to be able to supply, and Caspak is following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, MPI and our safety measures outlined previously. If you have any questions/concerns or require specific details, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.

 

APRIL 15th

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives and the way we do things in New Zealand and across the globe. As we look to shift down to Level Three and understand what this means, we anticipate that more businesses will open, and more packaging will be required. Caspak want to reassure you we have your business requirements covered, with multiple stock lines available to order.

Freight in New Zealand is still causing some frustrations locally so please ensure all orders are placed as early as possible to allow for prompt dispatch and delivery. For airfreight this is still over triple the price that it was last year, and flights are limited but thanks to the Government and Air New Zealand we are getting product on charter flights weekly at a reduced rate.

We are continuing to operate as an essential business and are following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, MPI and our safety measures outlined previously. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in contact and we will be sure to help you out.

 

MARCH 23rd

As the world continues to struggle to come to terms with the COVID-19 virus pandemic, facing lock-down or at the very least social isolation, we have witnessed many changes and responses across the world.

One of the most noticeable and visible reactions to these unprecedented circumstances is the continual flow of images of empty shelves in the supermarkets, leading to anxiety and concern for many groups in our communities, including our own Caspak community. As the majority of our customers are food producers we, like you, anticipate that there is likely to be a greater need for our products in the coming weeks and months as the bid to restock shelves and ensure that there is enough supply as the increased demand continues.

We’ve noted that there is some concern in obtaining products from China which is where our experience has served us well in dealing with this market during periods such as Chinese New Year which can be the source of unexpected delays. In anticipation of this we already had measures in place to ensure that we could meet our current stock orders easily. When you’re dealing with a critical product supply it’s important to plan and mitigate potential issues.  Whilst it’s unlikely that anyone could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic, our planning means that, apart from short delays, we are currently well placed to meet our production commitments.

We would also like to reassure our customers that our production sites are up and running at 100% capacity as normal and will continue to do so unless we receive advice otherwise. With this in mind, we can guarantee that all orders can be fulfilled. We have introduced additional hygiene measures in accordance with advice from Government Health authorities to minimise spread and best align with those strategies and we will continue to release updates in the coming weeks.