NUPI AMERICAS, INC. was founded in 2001. Based in Houston, TX, it operates warehouse and production facility with 2 production lines. It also maintain an additional warehouse, fabrication and operation centre in Early Branch, SC. NUPI Americas is responsible for sales and marketing activities for the USA, Canada and Latina America. Nupi Americas has advanced multilayer piping technology for the upstream market, and has developing specific products for flow line applications.
STATEMENT ON CORONA VIRUS AND ITS IMPACT ON PRODUCTION AND ABILITY TO DELIVER PRODUCTS
By now, most of us have read or heard news media reports of the impact that the Corona virus has had on Italy and the now nationwide quarantine that has been put into effect there. The so-called “quarantine” has not prevented Italian manufacturing businesses from remaining open and fully staffed. Nupi’s facilities in Busto Arsizio, Castel Guelfo and Imola all remain fully operational and are maintaining 3 shifts of production per day, seven days per week. In addition, the quarantine has not impacted our ability to ship products and to deliver them in a timely manner to our customers.
We currently have a record level of inventory in our Early Branch, SC warehouse, and have the ability to supply products in a timely manner to the marketplace.
However, as a precautionary measure, we are increasing inventory levels for product supplied from Italy to an even larger level, in the unlikely event that the quarantine may impact our ability to continue to operate the plant in the months to come.
As many of you also may be aware, we are in the completion stages of the relocation of our extrusion lines from our Houston facility to our South Carolina facility.
Prior to the move, we prepared well in advance to produce a significant amount of pipe in the size ranges produced with this equipment.
As such, we have healthy inventory levels that will enable us to maintain the supply until which time our extruders are fully operational.
We are anticipating that production in the lines will resume by the end of the month and in April they will be producing pipe on a full schedule.
Nupi Americas has also taken steps to increase the supply of raw material in order to be sure to be able to continue to produce product if any of our supply sources are affected by the virus.
We are anticipating a record year in 2020, and will continue to do our utmost to supply product and service our customers in the manner you have come to expect.
Together, we will make 2020 a really special year.