Giatec Scientific Inc is a world leader in concrete testing technologies. Recently, the company announced that the worldwide semiconductor chip shortage has not affected production of SmartRock. This is due to long-term strategic planning of its supply chain.
The effects of the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage have stretched from the tech industry to more than 150 others. Millions of products rely on semiconductors, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made their production unable to meet industry demand. Even industry giants such as Apple Inc. were unimmune. These companies are now looking to slash their projected iPhone 13 production targets for 2021 by 10 million units.
Projections show that the world will endure the prolonged effects of this shortage through to 2023. The expectations also show that they will soon impact the construction industry. This will set job sites back as tech and equipment deliveries become delayed.
“Over the past few years, Giatec has strived to develop strong relationships with our supply chain partners. As a result, we have been able to prepare for potential supply risks and proactively implement mitigation plans.,” Mustafa Salehi, Giatec’s Director of Product Development, proudly stated.
Giatec built a strong supply chain management that helped them build enough SmartRock sensors and serve all their customers in the time that chipset shortage drastically affected electronic manufacturers.
Salehi added, “We are pleased to announce that not only have we been able to minimize the impact of the supply chain instability on our sensor production, but Giatec has also actually been successful in increasing its production to meet the growth in our customer demands.”
SmartRock is the world’s most widely used wireless concrete sensor. Currently, over 9,000 construction projects across 80 countries worldwide are implementing it. As the first truly wireless sensor introduced to the market in 2015, SmartRock is the leading concrete maturity sensor for accurate monitoring of concrete curing and hardening. Unlike time-consuming and error-prone break tests, or cumbersome wired sensors, Giatec’s patented maturity sensor uses a highly accurate ASTM-approved testing method. Together with the Giatec 360™ platform, and Giatec’s SmartHub remote monitoring system, this has enabled faster, safer, and more economical concrete construction.
Giatec is a global company. They are revolutionizing the construction industry. They are doing this by bringing both smart testing technologies and real-time data collection to the forefront of every jobsite. Giatec’s suite of both hardware and software products has leveraged advanced technologies such as; Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT), including; wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps, and also advanced non-destructive technologies (NDT) to drive innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle. For more information, you can also visit www.giatec.ca