“It goes on day by day”. That is, you surf on sight. Paulo Martins (pictured) is the CEO of Ambitious. The company, based in Guimarães (Portugal), employs around 200 people and generates a turnover of around 20 million euros. Martins, therefore, recounts the situation in a country that has adopted a state of emergency with measures very similar to those in force in Italy until last week. In Portugal, however, the spread of Coronavirus is still limited in numbers.
Surfing on sight
How is the current situation within your company?
Although with multiple difficulties, we are still producing. But it is a situation that can change in just one moment.
Is production at full capacity?
No, we are not working 100% of our productivity. In compliance with the rules imposed by the government, some workers are staying at home.
Can you still stick to the plans?
It is difficult to answer. Currently, the management goes on on a daily basis, in the sense that we adapt our production to the rules imposed. One day at a time! We all hope that the situation can improve, so that everyone can quickly return to normal.
We hope so too in Italy…
I’m really sorry for what’s going on in Italy. I ask you to be courageous and have a lot of strength to fight this virus. A hug and good luck to all of you.
90% of your suppliers are in Italy: do you have supply chain problems?
So far, we have had no problems with the supply of raw materials, but, obviously, we will have to see in the coming days.