COVID-19: A message to our customers
from Dave Owers, President, AST Microwave
It is fair to say that we find ourselves in uncharted waters. COVID-19 is bringing a change to the world and it’s clear that lots of things are going to have to shift around in order to help us cope.
At AST Microwave, we have been doing everything we can to keep business as usual, but we now have to accept that it is not business as usual.
Reacting to the latest government announcements, we have to plan on this situation being the new normal and we will do all that we can to make the products you want available.
I cannot stress enough that this is a top priority for all of us at AST. We have mobilized our global resources to fulfill critical customer needs, ensuring the health and safety of our employees, and ensuring business continuity.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, AST has been able to continue its business operations around the world. We are working closely with key suppliers to secure the ongoing availability of materials to feed our manufacturing.
Measures to keep our employees safe
AST has implemented personal hygiene measures throughout the organization, together with business travel restrictions to and from high-risk areas. Moreover, we have implemented a global ‘working from home’ protocol for all employees whose roles can be carried out remotely and who are equipped to do so. This measure will also help to maintain a safe working environment for colleagues who are carrying out business-critical activities and need to be at AST's location to do so. Such activities include production, supply chain, and certain R&D activities.
I would like to sincerely thank our employees, customers and partners for staying focused during these testing times and for their continued collaboration. Together, we can make a difference.
Thank you for your support.
President, AST Microwave