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Giatec® announces production of SmartRock® is unaffected by chip shortages

SmartRock is a wireless concrete sensor, currently being implemented in over 9,000 construction projects across countries worldwide.

December 14, 2021  by CM Staff

Giatec® Maintains Robust Supply Chain for SmartRock® Wireless Concrete Sensor Despite Chip Shortage

OTTAWA — Giatec® Scientific Inc., a company involved in concrete testing technologies, announces that production of SmartRock® has not been affected by the worldwide semiconductor chip shortage 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 and are now looking to slash their projected iPhone 13 production targets for 2021 by 10 million units.

As the world is projected to endure the prolonged effects of this shortage through to 2023, these events are expected to soon impact the construction industry, setting jobsites 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.

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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 a wireless concrete sensor, currently being implemented in over 9,000 construction projects across countries worldwide. Giatec’s patented maturity sensor uses an ASTM-approved testing method.