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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Update Statement Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) July 2nd, 2020

We are taking this opportunity to share with you our latest update during the current pandemic. We continue to closely monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus with the safety and wellbeing of our clients and colleagues remaining our highest priority.

Nelipak is an essential business

Due to the unprecedented nature of our current business environment, Nelipak management has taken significant steps throughout our global manufacturing network to keep production lines running as an essential business in support of our customers, supply chain partners and ultimately the patients we collectively serve.

Nelipak continues to remain open for business at all ten (10) of our facilities worldwide keeping our customers up and running with no significant supply disruptions. Our manufacturing sites are located in the United States (3 sites in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island), the Republic of Ireland (2 sites), the United Kingdom (2 sites in Northern Ireland and England), the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica.

Despite the challenges of Covid-19 we continue to make great progress on a range of new initiatives, including investments in our plants, improving quality, raising customer service levels, driving innovation and building our organization and capabilities to supply customers with both rigid and flexible packaging.

Supply chain update

While COVID-19 has upended daily life and created economic uncertainty there are encouraging signs of recovery as doctors, dentists, clinics and hospitals globally look to resume routine appointments and elective procedures under new norms. While the timing of this recovery remains uncertain and may differ from one geography to the next, we expect to see increased demand recovery during the next few weeks.

We thank you for your support to date in reviewing demand and updating us regarding your requirements.  However, the situation continues to evolve and change with limited notice.

Our ability to seamlessly scale production to meet demand recovery will depend upon how well we are able to work together with you to proactively coordinate the ramp-up of your production needs. As you can imagine,  without effective collaborative forecasting and pre-planning, Nelipak will not be able to service all customers within standard lead-times.

As we work together to get through this difficult time, our Sales and Customer Service Teams will continue to reach out to you regularly, but we also ask that you communicate to us on a regular basis about what you are seeing in your business and the market segments you serve. By working together, we can help anticipate our needs and give our respective teams and the customers we collectively serve the best chance to succeed when  business ramps back up.

Nelipak COVID-19 Related Successes

Ahead of the anticipated recovery our product development and operations teams are working closely with customers onboarding new projects with design, prototyping, validation and manufacturing of flexible and rigid  solutions delivering essential packaging.

Many of these projects include PPE and Added Value Service opportunities filling and packing our customer’s proprietary products used in COVID-19 related applications. Our teams continue to work on these and other exciting projects which both help meet the challenges of COVID-19 and utilize Nelipak open capacity. We encourage you to talk to our team today to learn how we can assist with your next project.

Our approach to addressing COVID-19

From the onset of the pandemic we implemented a formal COVID-19 monitoring process led by Nelipak global executive leadership and involving a cross-functional team.  We continue to take action to promote employee
and community safety in line with WHO, CDC, ECDC and local government guidelines.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops and provide updates as appropriate. The health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers, business partners, and the patients who benefit from our products is our top priority. If we can answer any questions or be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

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