Rising prices and global supply crisis have caused Health technology manufacturing companies have increased costs by 82%, This was highlighted by María Villa, the president of Fenin, who said that, despite this strong influence, “today” there are no product supply problems in Spain.
during his speech III Health ObservatoryOrganized by EL ESPAÑOL and Invertia, Vila recalled that Sector Already Experienced “A Real Crisis of Supply Shortage” during COVID-19As evidenced by the lack of masks or respirators recorded in the worst moments of the pandemic.
Once this phase is over, thanks to the “do de chess” given by the sector, companies would have faced a “significantly better” period, if it were not for the time. Crisis in global supply chains that have been hit in recent months economy as a whole.
Specifically, he pointed out that healthcare technology companies Struggling with shortage of both raw materials and electronic components, given the high use of semiconductors. To this has been added an increase in the prices of raw materials, fuel, energy or transport and logistics chain.
According to Fennin, such a situation has arisen 21% increase in costs for companies that distribute medical devices And 82% for those who are also producers.
no supply problem
Despite this strong cost escalation and the existing problems in global supply chains, Maria Villa assures that There is still no problem with the supply of health technology products in Spain “today”,
The President of Fenin has assured that This is because of the “tremendous” effort being made by this sector. To bring products to our country or, in the event that they are not successful, to give our customers access to their competition.
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However, by association they form a Appeal to various public administrations To adopt a series of measures which, if not implemented, the situation could lead to a supply crisis.
In particular, Villa has explained that they demand that are sensitive to the importance of the area and, for example, provide facilities to them while allocating the raw materials or components needed to manufacture their products in the country.
Furthermore, he has said that it would be “fantastic” if he came. With “Industrialization Plan” for the areaSomething that the President of Fenin has accepted, it will take a little more time.
other requests have to do with Possibility of price listing in contracts received by public tender, which represent 85% of their sales. Villa explained that these contracts have a fixed price at which companies are obliged to supply their products regardless of the increase in their costs.
It is also requested that Delivery time is extended and companies are not penalized for not supplying the product on time, Despite this, he insisted that the sector is “going to do everything possible so that there are always products”. “And I’m sure we’ve got it,” he said.
These measures have already been transferred by Fenin to the ministries of health, science and industry, as well as the ministries of health and economy of various autonomous communities. for now, His proposal has been received with “sensitivity” by the administration, but without a response. Till here.