April 24 - An Update on Operations for our L-Acoustics Family

April 2020

Dear L-Acoustics Family,

Just like you, the past few weeks have challenged us in almost every way imaginable. Through it all, our resolve is intact and we remain united and committed to keeping you informed, and our mission to shape the future of sound remains steadfast. Since our last update, we have some important developments to share with you:

  • We are pleased to report that our on-site operations have continued to resume in gradual steps, respecting health and safety guidelines every step of the way.
  • Our warehouse logistics, which resumed on March 30th are now operating at 90% capacity.
  • As of April 14th, our manufacturing teams are up and running again at our main production facilities of Marcoussis, Amboise, and Keskastel (France), as well as Wenden (Germany).
  • We reduced production capacity and adjusted work hours accordingly across the board to meet current volume demand and safety protocols. Nevertheless, we are grateful to be able to keep our entire global staff on board and protect them from financial hardship at this time, for as long as we can.
  • Most of our key suppliers, located in Europe, are now back up and running with a couple of exceptions in the hardest hit areas. Our stock, supply chain, and logistics are secure at this point, so our capacity to deliver for your projects is not expected to be a concern.
  • 53% of our staff is still working from home at this time and connected daily via our newly implemented digital infrastructure.
  • Key technology projects are moving forward with on-site experiments and developments as we continue to focus on innovation and the future of sound.
  • Despite the difficult economic environment, we have decided to prioritize and complete key hires in high-potential regions and market verticals. We will announce those hires in the coming weeks. Please refer to our website for additional career opportunities.
  • On the education side, we recently made available, free of charge, our entire library of AES scientific papers, representing almost 30 years of scientific discoveries and audio innovations. We also released three important white papers that delve into various aspects of measurement. Find the R&D Fields pages here.
  • Finally, our live webinars continue to run several times per week and the entire back catalog of webinars can be viewed any time on our YouTube channel. The webinars address various audio topics and include our knowledgeable staff, sound design experts, well-known engineers, and special guests. Please join us for upcoming webinars, engage, and ask questions!

For a look at our teams working together (safely!) on site, at home and with you, we've prepared a short video that you can view here. Let us stay strong, healthy and hopeful together, as we navigate through this unprecedented world event.

After the silence… together, we will raise the roof!

Sincerely,

The L-Acoustics Team

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