What impact has the Covid-19 emergency had on Matec and how are you dealing with it?
The main impact has undoubtedly been on the people. Although our company can remain open, we have chosen to stop production for two weeks just to guarantee the safety of our workers and collaborators.
The administrative staff is smart working, planning and commercial work is continuing, and fortunately we have received new orders also in the last two weeks. We expect to partially reopen next week, but we will have to wait a few more days before we can fully reopen.
We have sent a letter to our employees to reassure them of our solidity: it is a time of great uncertainty but Matec will make it and emerge stronger than before.
We would also like to do everything in our power to support the health emergency: we have submitted an application to the Ministry for permanent conversion of part of our facility in order to produce protective masks in the coming months.
What was the biggest challenge following the emergency and how are you facing it?