Kobe's actions related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Posted: 18-03-2020

Kobe's actions related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Dear Kobe Customers,

Within this letter we would like to explain how KOBE is handling the current Covid-19 outbreak and what you can expect from KOBE.
The Covid-19 outbreak undoubtedly creates problems everywhere, both at personal and business levels.
Health, safety and business continuity are Kobe’s priorities.
Currently, we do not see any direct problems with regards to delivery of our products.

Our employees:

Fortunately, we don’t yet have any Corona contamination at KOBE. Our team members follow all advice and guidelines communicated by the (local) authorities. Additionally, as a company, we will limit meetings, trainings and trade shows as much as possible both inside and outside of the KOBE group.
We would also like to temporarily replace the visits of our sales representatives (your account managers), to you with telephone & video contact. We do this both for your and our health and safety.
KOBE employees are always there for you, which includes: your account managers, back office, sales and support staff, all our warehouse employees and of course our financial administration.
Our Product Development department will also continue to develop the new Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 collection as planned.

Our stocks:

“So far, so good”
To date the Corona outbreak has NOT delayed or stopped the supply of new stocks of products to our warehouse in Valkenswaard. Whist we maintain large volumes of stocks for most of our fabrics, our weaving mills are mainly located in areas which have reported few contaminations and are less affected by the outbreak.
With the co-operation from Kobe’s long-term suppliers, we have a good “finger on the pulse” and are in daily contact with them about current developments.

Our customers:

We are in this together.
In 2010, Kobe experienced a devastating fire, we saw the importance of good and open relationships with our customers, employees and suppliers. Kobe’s recovery was nothing less than a “feat”. Let us work together again in the same spirit, so that we can get through this period together.
Kobe is prepared to do everything!
We wish you all the best and thank you for your support.

With best regards,

Cees Vissers, Kobe Group C.E.O