Corona pandemic Ecta: Travel restrictions limit business severely
Germany — The current travel restrictions due to the pandemic are noticeably reducing the ability of companies to operate globally, Ecta points out in a recent statement. Not only are business trips outside Europe affected, but also intra-European travel plans.
Precision tools such as cutting tools and clamping devices are products that need expert explanation, emphasizes the European Cutting Tools Association (Ecta) in a press release. It often requires on-site technical support. Due to quarantine, this has not been possible for several months, or only with severe restrictions and consequences for the people travelling. On one hand orders are lost and on the other new orders outside a domestic market cannot be concluded or only to a very limited extent, the association states.
Markus Horn, President of Ecta: “As soon as circumstances allow, practicable solutions must be found for business trips. This is imperative in order not to lose out to international competition.”
The annual networking meeting of the industry, the European Cutting Tools Conference (ECTC) cannot take place in Bordeaux this year as planned. Instead, the “Ecta Rendezvous — Spotlight European Cutting Tools Industry” will take place on June 18th, 2021 as a compact virtual Ecta event.