technical plastic injection

20
Apr

Situation in Zatec about COVID-19

Today is the star theme in the Tv news with current alarm state communicated by the Spanish Government.

Several weeks ago, we saw this situation far away in China and his quick spread have been the same in Spain or even further. In Zatec we read each day bad news due to temporal closure of companies, mainly in automotive market due to mentioned COVID-19.

Internally in ZATEC, we have taken several safety measures and continue analyzing future proposals from workers to avoid, if it is possible, the quick spread, keeping the security in our facility:

  • Maximum 3 workers in each costume (male and female), to respect the minimum distance between workers of aboout 1 meter in the change of shift.
  • Maximum 1 worker in the break cofee area.
  • Of course,  clean the hand with soap more times than usual. Mainly after/before clocking in.
  • More cleanliness in switches, handles, knobs….
  • To use glovees according to each workstation.
  • Flexibility in the shifts, prioritizing the workers with sons and dependent family members.
  • There will be not visits,  from Zatec to Customers/suppliers and from out to Zatec. Except to in execptional cases like repairs with the adequate safety measures.
  • The last point is very important to transporters. The drivers must not enter to warehouse.
  • Bear in mind the possibility to work from house with portable PC in depending on some cases like office.

Anyway, besides of sanitary point of view, that obviously this is the most important, this situation COVID-19 is producing an elevated economical impact in the industry. In fact, there iare some examples in automotive like Seat, VW, Nissan, PSA, Ford, Mercedes… and therefore several companies like Tier-1 1, similar than a house of cards  which is collapsing. Everything is connected.   This is a chain.  Nevertheless in Zatec we continue working 24 hours/ 5 days per week due to we have not positive cases of Covid-19 and we hace still customers working despite of this complicated situation. They need our plastic components of injection molding but we understand this situation could be different tomorrow, waiting the next news about this pandemic.

By this reason we are evaluating our situation in each moment to analyze the best option for our customers and workers day to day.

There are a lot of type of customers, and the critical point at this moment is the direct communicationin both directions to help us like “partners” and not only like acomercial relationship.  Sometimes, there are plastic parts in the transport without posibility to download in the destination due to temporal closure of some companies and this is other unnecesary extra problem. We expect this situation finished as soon as possible but we understand there is a long way to walk, yet. Then, we will adapt at this new moment, and we will continue working to improve and supplying plastic parts of injection molding for different markets like Automotive, being more flexibles in our production based on our know how.

We wish you good healthy to enjoy of working again, with at least relative normality.

28
Feb

Corporate Social Responsability in Zatec

Beyond of certificated and applied standards of our sector or sectors that we are working, for example the IATF-16949 of Automotive market, in Zatec like an injection molding company of technical parts in enginerring plastics, we have a target to develop year on year the Corporate Social Responsability Area grouping all good practices that we are doing or we will do based on sustainable development objectives. By this way, we will contribute with our effort about it.

RSC-Quiero trabajar ahí

Therefore, our interest groups are customers, supplier, social enviroment, enviromental and of course, the workers. In this context Zatec is implementing an ambitious plan of good practices integrated in our everyday and strategy. Considering the satisfaction of our customers like target, supplying plastic parts of high added value according to customer’s requirements, as priority.

Bearing in mind the last paragraph, this year Zatec has made important steps in humans resources to improve the satisfaction of our employees. For example, the birthday present, labor and family conciliation if it is possible, checking their happiness in the job and hearing a proposals to continue improving. Zatec has collaborated with Serlog, an specialized company of  Human Resources like  guide improving the work atmosphere.

Other example that is a source of pride is the Campaign of Pencils and Smiles, collaborating with Automotive Cluster of Aragon, where we are partners, and donating academic materials for children in emergency situation.

In short, it does not mean a simple whitewash, it means to improve our productivity, motivate and retaining talent, giving an important added value to our workers. In fact, this year we have achieved the stamp of Social Responsability in Aragon-RSA(our region in Spain). We expect this year will be only the beginning.

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