Phoenix Contact

Brexit Statement

Preparations for a "No Deal" Brexit post March 29 2019

As you are aware the United Kingdom (UK) is still in negotiation with the European Union (EU)
on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. Once agreed this will enable trade between EU
member states and the UK to continue uninterrupted for a fixed period of at least 2 years. This
provides certainty for that period, while detailed negotiations continue on a mutually beneficial
trade agreement that, in theory, will be put into effect thereafter to facilitate trade between both

Unfortunately, as of now, it is uncertain if there will be a withdrawal agreement in place that both
parties agree before the deadline of March 29 2019. Therefore, with time running out, we are
cognisant of the need to provide information to you on what the potential implications of a "No
Deal" are for you as customers of Phoenix Contact in lreland. We are in close communication
with our colleagues from the world-wide logistics centre in Germany and will keep you up to
date on developments should there be any change to the circumstances.

Delivery information

However as of now, we must advise you of the following effect should there be no change to the
existing logistics arrangements for delivery of products
to Ireland from Blomberg, Germany:

  1. Standard Lead times - Deliveries by Road/Sea:
    • Currently 4-5 Days.
    • After March 29 please allow at least 8-10 days (working)
  2. Express Shipments - Deliveries By Air:
    • Currently 1 Day.
    • After March 29 please allow at least 1-2 days (working).

This information is based on the most up to date details that we have to hand and assumes
using existing logistics routes. As the situation develops there is every likelihood that these
details may alter and once we have any update we will provide this to you.

For now, we ask that you build in this additional transit time of at least 5 days to your Materials
Planning and suggest that when placing orders that you allow for the extra time it may take. We
would also advise that if in a position to build up some inventory between now and the middle of
March that you should order early as we expect that there will be an increase in demand for
products, especially from customers from the UK & lreland between now and the end of March.

Phoenix Contact Ireland


lf you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this information, please do not
hesitate to contact any of us directly at our contact office email or phone number, or at the following - or 01-2051300.


C6 The Exchange
Calmount Park
Dublin 12
D12 XE18

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