Astro Tech MD, Samuel Hu: “Lockdown in Vietnam takes supply chain further out of joint”

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Many bicycle retailers have already experienced suppliers reporting yet another regrettable delay in the delivery of goods, referring specifically to supply chain interruptions and the Covid-19 pandemic. These supplies were meant to fill empty warehouses and storefronts. Unfortunately, the situation only seems to worsen now that component factories in Vietnam have had to close again for months due to the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant. Bike Europe spoke exclusively with Samuel Hu, MD of frame builder Astro Tech Co, Ltd.
It takes one to two months before everything is running at full capacity again,” says Astro Tech Co, Ltd. MD, Samuel Hu. Photo: Jo Beckendorff