Updated 20 April 2022
We are shocked and saddened by the current situation in Ukraine. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is an abhorrent act which profoundly conflicts with our values and everything that we stand for as an organisation.
In light of the above and current controls, we have put Russia and Belarus on our list of embargoed countries. Westcon-Comstor will not conduct any transaction involving a partner, end-user or delivery address connected to Russia or Belarus. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.
Supply chain impact
Unfortunately, we are unable to transact in Ukraine at present due to the suspension of logistics services from our transportation partners. Moreover, we foresee impacts and disruptions to our European and possibly global supply chain routes due a number of factors stemming from the war. These include disruptions to fuel supply chains, a shortage in available truck drivers in Europe (many of whom are Ukrainian) and other parts and services disruptions. Our transportation partners are also facing significant cost increases due the rapidly increasing price of fuel and these are being passed through as a fuel surcharge which is lifting our freight charges to our channel partners and their customers.
Westcon-Comstor is committed to working diligently to find alternative options which will help bypass the supply chain disruptions and reduce the impact of the increased fuel costs on the price of freight and transportation. Today our team is focused on securing critical air freight capacity, expediting shipments and routing or re-routing shipments to meet critical customer needs. Moreover, through executive level engagements with our strategic vendors, the Westcon-Comstor leadership and supply chain teams are focused on maximising inventory stock levels and getting visibility of product availability and delivery lead times for constrained products while reviewing and recommending potential product substitutions when appropriate.
If you have any questions, please contact your Westcon-Comstor representative.