Volume 15, Number 1
Elcam’s core values are Care, Consistency, Quality and Growth. Each quarterly newsletter during 2021 focuses on one company value and shows how it is implemented and expressed within the organization. The chosen value for this newsletter is CARE.
CARE has been one of Elcam’s core values for many years spanning our entire operation and state of mind, from patient care to caring for one another, care is at the heart of everything we do. It is working as one team, regardless of where we are in the world. It means respecting all people and celebrating a diverse workforce where everyone is treated fairly and honestly. It is caring for the society and environment in which we live in – for our communities, our planet, and for future generations.
In this newsletter we will focus on how the value of caring is expressed in Elcam’s activities.
At Elcam we believe that sustainability is no longer a buzz word but a way of living and caring for all that surrounds us. Igal Kohn, CEO Shared: «We are committed to maintaining good corporate citizenship with a holistic attitude that provides balance between providing the best clinical outcomes for patients and caregivers, and maintaining a positive impact on all areas comprising Elcam, including workforce, environment, economics and community.»
Social responsibility for us means to promote diversity and inclusion between our employees who represent many minority groups and to provide equal non-discriminating working opportunities regardless of origin, sex or age. Through our environmental responsible actions Elcam aims to reduce its environmental footprint in order to leave a healthier planet for future generations. These actions include recycling, energy preservation, environmentally friendly energy generation using trigeneration and solar energy. Being a business responsible company is part of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities, and Elcam is obligated to high standards of ethics and business conduct, operating both internally and externally in a fair and non-exploitive manner. Elcam is also committed to rules and regulations concerning cybersecurity and Data protection.
Elcam is always striving to gain new capabilities in all facets of the organization in order to provide better service to our customers. In the last few years, one of Elcam’s main endeavors has been to gain new capabilities in assembly technologies introducing modern and more sophisticated assembly machines.
For example, the new tube assembly machine in Elcam Medical Italy (EMIT) that assembles stopcocks manufactured in Elcam Israel with tubes and components manufactured in EMIT. Gianluca Menghi, General Manager EMIT, elaborated: «With this new machine, we aim to design and develop new sets according to the different needs and requirements of our customers. It is very versatile allowing assembly of both straight and coiled extension lines, with different types of connectors, activating or disactivating stations, when necessary for a specific product design. The machine performs 100% flow test to assure that no obstruction is present. Moreover, the machine includes many control systems that verify during the process if parts were correctly assembled while each station is able to scrap a faulty product through a ramp».
Another great example is two new assembly machines that are currently being added to the transducer line in Elcam Israel all in an effort to improve production time and capacity as well as diversify our product offering. One machine will combine the work of 2 separate older version machines including lase drilling, and also carry out flow tests. The second will perform fully automatic soldering, 100% in-production tests to assure electrical and leakage conditions, and will have much higher production rate.
The new Elcam website that was recently launched, was developed for easier and simpler navigation with several drop-down menus that enable the viewers to quickly reach their point of interest. No efforts were spared to improve the site’s user interface, as part of Elcam’s philosophy of providing the best customer experience. In the new website you can find our products as well as our advantages in terms of company mission, partnering, corporate responsibility, global presence and more.
At Elcam Medical, customer service is paramount and we pride ourselves on meeting our customer’s needs. It’s no secret that the pandemic and the current global logistics crisis has disrupted all of our businesses in some way or the other. Globally, there continues to be massive delays due to container availability, sea shipping and port backlog, reduction in available air cargo routes and limited trucks & container chassis. That coupled with limitations in human resource such as port workers, truck drivers and warehouse personnel add up to a very significant challenge.
Amir Bohadana, Chief Sales Officer, specified: » With no near-term end to this crisis in sight, Elcam is working internally, working with suppliers and working with our customers to minimize impact as best possible through a variety of methods: workers vaccinations, expedited deliveries as best possible, automation in warehouse facilities, additional warehouses and safety stocks of both products and raw materials, as well as exploring new potential alternate sources of raw material supply».
Igal (Guli) Kohn, CEO and General Manager
Anaheim, California, USA