One example of such a solution is the temporary duplication of PEKM’s cable harness production. The company, which had to suspend production at the beginning of the invasion, has now resumed operations, while trying to ensure maximum safety for its employees. At the same time, though, PEKM, in cooperation with ŠKODA, has also launched part of its cable harness production in Mladá Boleslav. So far, 35 employees have come from Lviv to produce cables at the Czech factory. “The transfer of equipment and employees was organised in just five weeks. And we are helping our new colleagues get settled in their temporary new home,” says Schnake.
The PEKM team has worked wonders in difficult times: it took them just five weeks to relocate production lines, equipment and, above all, a team of 35 Ukrainian employees, to the Czech Republic.
“All of our partners are staying in Ukraine and focusing on being able to function in their own environment. At the same time they are duplicating production in other European regions and North Africa to secure the deliveries and satisfy the customers. For all of them, though, returning fully to Ukraine, soon and safely, remains the priority,” Schnake stresses.