The company, which ships other products, such as motherboards, by air to many of the same clients, emphasized that it would not pass on increased transport expenses to clients. Judging by the weak demand in the region in the fourth quarter, the impact on its own balance sheet should be limited, the company added.
Behavior Tech Computer (BTC) said it prepared inventories for OEM orders for two to three weeks before the strike. If necessary, the company will ship urgent orders by air but clients will be responsible for the extra expense.
The company said the strike would not last long, as it expects the US government to resolve the matter shortly.
Ultima Electronics also said that the strike will not affect it, as it has shifted its focus to Europe since mid-year and the US accounts for less than 20% of its total shipments.