Situation and Availability
Porcupine Availability and Delivery Situation
At Onza Tires we have taken many measures to over the course of the Covid pandemic to ensure that our customers always have access to our tires. It has been a challenge to say the least but also a great experience working with our partners through these times and the challenges we have experienced represent opportunities to learn from.
Currently, we are working to produce as many tires as we can under the conditions that our manufacturing sites are faced with. Despite the recent “return to normality” across Switzerland and Europe, the situation in East Asia is anything but at the moment. New infection waves have spread rapidly from Vietnam through Cambodia, Thailand, China and up to Taiwan, where the second-highest state of emergency has been enacted and increasingly strict regulations are enforced in an attempt to contain the virus outbreaks. This has meant limited operating capacity in manufacturing and means availabilities will for the time being remain tight. Repercussions of this situation are a limited supply for our direct customers purchasing from the website, as we have to supply our distributors and global partners first before we can offer b2c availability through the webshop.
An additional contributing factor leading to delays is the logistics situation, as freight processing is reduced due to Covid impact. China has even recently shut down the Yanitan harbour due to a Covid outbreak, which is world’s 4th largest harbour and this will not make things any easier.
These are issues affecting lots of manufacturers and this reaches far beyond Onza. We recommend to our customers seeking tires either here on our website or in general, that they direct their attention toward the following sites for our Porcupines (list will be updated as availability increases):
- Shipment due to arrive any day. Secure your tires via firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite many of the factors leading to the aforementioned issues unfortunately out of our hands, we have nonetheless been working hard to move forward and progress our tires as much as we can. We have many plans in the works which have been incubating during the pandemic.
There is a line of super limited tires coming out and which will be launching in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for the announcement. Further, our current product line-up is set to be tweaked and there will be some new models added, which we are very happy to share. More information on this will follow in Q3.
For now, we ask for your patience and understanding. Check out our socials to stay up to date on everything we are doing and to see how we keep the stoke high despite the challenges we face. Onza is constantly seeking to progress, grow and push the limits of what is possible, and none of that would be possible without the support of our customers, fans, and partners like yourself. Tires are coming, albeit not as quickly as we would like, but they are coming! Stay tuned for updates and happy trails.