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Covid exposes vulnerabilities of supply chains

Just a few months back, Jochen Kopitzke, Managing Director of a medical technology company, did not consider the automotive industry to be a direct competitor for electronic components. The same components used in refrigerators and SUVs sound unusual at first. But modern technology in both industries has the same tiny origin: the microchip. And because the tiring problems of Corona are massively impairing chip supply, Philipp Kirsch GmbH is now also getting involved in the struggles between Daimler, BMW, or Porsche.

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