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After a Strong 2022, Linkage Welcomes You to the New Year...
In 2015, Mehul Dave and I started Linkage Technologies based on a shared vision and business philosophy developed through 30 years working together in the global printed circuit manufacturing industry. In addition to our passion for “business integrity” and “treating others like you want to be treated”, we practice “high-velocity decision-making”. We aim to create a company that acts fast through SUPERIOR SYSTEMS.
If you’ve read my previous columns, Globalization was in trouble even before the pandemic. The decades long open system of trade that dominated the world economy has been damaged by the financial crisis and more recently the Sino- American trade war. Now, COVID-19 is adding a third body blow to Globalization.
When our Linkage China team departed on January 24th for the 2020 Chinese New Year holiday, we had no idea that COVID-19 would become a global pandemic, and how great its impact would be on our entire Linkage supply chain. As the dust settles, it’s time for us review what happened and what we believe lies ahead for our industry.
A few weeks ago, we introduced a set of “core values” to our Linkage team. These are behaviors that we believe will be key to our long-term success as a company. My favorite core value is COURAGE. Companies that have BUSINESS COURAGE will find ways to thrive in the face of unprecedented market instability.
This week we want to first thank all Linkage customers for your patience through this COVID-19 crisis. Delayed quotes, longer than normal lead times and logistical challenges have caused some issues for all of us. But overall, we have weathered the storm and now look forward to a gradual recovery.
Last week, Linkage Technologies published a letter from our Chairman Mehul Dave regarding how we are dealing with COVID-19 business challenges. Based on positive responses from our customers, we have decided to start publishing a bi-weekly newsletter. So, here it starts.