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China's Bafang announces extended lead times due to coronavirus

Published February 3, 2020

SUZHOU, China (BRAIN) — Bafang, one of the world's largest e-bike drive system manufacturers, has announced that it is extending delivery lead times by at least 10-15 days because of the coronavirus outbreak.

"Following a governmental statement from the city of Suzhou, all corporations have to keep their offices and production sites closed for another week after the traditional Chinese New Year festivities," the company said.

"Instead of the usual maximum of 60 days, the delivery of components to OE customers could be extended by a few days," said Jack Brandsen, Europe General Manager for Bafang Electric Motor Science Technology B.V.. "We expect 65 to 70 days lead time in the upcoming weeks. This is still much shorter than most of our competition."

The company said that if authorities in China take further measures and/or extend the current mandatory break for companies, it can't rule out longer delays in the supply chain.

Workers at Bafang's factory in Poland.
Topics associated with this article: Electric bike, Coronavirus, Tradeshows and conferences

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