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Case Study | China | COVID-19 pandemic

Case study on problems encountered in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic

Initial Situation

In the end of February 2020 Fr. Meyer’s Sohn was commissioned by a loyal customer to transport 6384 pistons from China to Germany. The customer was dependent on on-time delivery, as a delayed delivery would have caused an interruption of the supply chain.
Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the closures of the Chinese companies already existence due to the Chinese New Year were extended. This lead to an interruption in transport chain and a punctual delivery by sea freight was no longer possible.  


At the time, the COVID-19 pandemic severely limited transport possibilities, as almost all passenger aircrafts were out of service. It was a big challenge to get free capacities in the area of airfreight to transport the goods to Germany. However, the FMS team was able to make a short term delivery, which included the transport from Beijing via Hong Kong to Frankfurt by air freight and within Beijing and Frankfurt by truck.  



The long-standing, loyal customer has been offered reasonable prices for the global economic situation. The customer’s supply chain was not interrupted by the quick action of the FMS team, the goods arrived at the factory on time and could be processed further.

This shows that Fr. Meyer’s Sohn employees are always there for the client, especially during difficult times.
The commitment of each employee remains and we take responsibility for ourselves and our tasks!

Nadine Kinscher-Masur

Corporate Head of Marketing at Fr. Meyer's Sohn


Christmas Donations 2020

Every year our employees can suggest nonprofit organizations FMS should donate to for Christmas. 2020 FMS selected 5 organizations:

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Office Moving | FMS Beijing

We are pleased to announce we are expanding and will move to a new office location to accomodate growth as from January 07, 2021. Fr. Meyer’s Sohn Logistics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. | Rm1505 | China Youth Plaza 19 North Road | East 3rd Ring Road | Chaoyang District | Beijing 100020 | Phone numbers will remain the same

Office Moving | FMS Shenzhen

We are pleased to announce we are expanding and will move to a new office location to accomodate growth as from January 06, 2021. Fr. Meyer's Sohn Logistics (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. | 29A H Block B Honglong Century Plaza | No. 4002 Shennan Road East | Luohu District | 518001 Shenzhen | P.R. China | Phone numbers will remain the same

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