The Russian invasion of Ukraine has not only lead to a humanitarian disaster in Ukraine – it also created a range of other unwanted effects. One of these is the shortage of energy supply in Europe. Scanfil carried out a thorough investigation of its factories and its exposure to different energy sources.
On a country level, Estonia, Finland and Sweden are rather safe when it comes to energy production, and at the worst we expect is only small effects like short planned breaks in the energy and electricity supply. In the factories in the US and China, we do not expect any challenges. Countries like Poland and Germany have higher exposure to coal and natural gas. In these countries, we have started a risk mitigation process.
“We use natural gas for facility heating in Sieradz, Poland and Wutha, Germany. We are mitigating the risk by shifting to liquid propane gas (LPG) and using auxiliary heaters where necessary”, says Riku Hynninen, Chief Development Officer at Scanfil. “In manufacturing processes, we use mainly electricity and also liquid propane. Propane has no supply issues. We see potential challenges in electricity supply in Poland and Germany. To tackle those issues, we have started risk-mitigation actions by generators and planning potential work shift changes in cases of pre-known electricity breaks.”
“We are preparing for the winter at Scanfil and we are doing our utmost in securing customers’ production in our factories when it comes to energy”, assures Christina Wiklund, Chief Commerical Officer at Scanfil. “If you have any concerns about your production at Scanfil, we are more than happy to discuss your concerns.”
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