At ASEA®, we stand by our responsibility to build on our extraordinary foundation in a way that ensures growth and stability for the years ahead. This year has been no exception. Faced with unprecedented worldwide challenges from a global pandemic, our infrastructure has held up as ASEA employees and associates everywhere have maintained an incredible work ethic and seen continued success.
We realize that many individuals and businesses have not been so fortunate and the challenges have not been equally distributed. We acknowledge that certain factors outside of our control have fallen in our favor—but most importantly, we have been devoted to doing all we can with the factors that do lie within our control. We’ve put sustainability into practice with our solid production as well as timely sales strategies tailored to each region to meet current associate needs.
During our 2020 Webvention online event, our CEO Chuck Funke spoke about adapting to the new protocols of today’s changing world and credited our associates as shining examples of making the most of the tools available to connect and succeed while physical gathering has been so limited.
While businesses continue to adjust, ASEA is sustaining steady growth and reporting increased year-over-year sales volume in every region of the world, even after a year of historic growth in 2019. Global enrollments are ahead of last year, with some of the largest enrollment weeks in company history occurring within the past few months. And the number of orders placed on autoship is at the highest levels in company history.
ASEA’s manufacturing team continues to operate with minimal disruption since the onset of the pandemic, considering the challenges at hand. While we have experienced a few product shortages at peak times overseas, inventory levels of redox-based products around the world remain stable. This productivity is phenomenal in global shipping lines that have been widely disrupted, including periods when markets have completely closed their ports.
All operational aspects of ASEA have continued to function with adjustments made to address issues and challenges as they arise. This is significant in that about 75% of ASEA employees have been working remotely and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
“These outcomes should not necessarily come as a surprise to any of us, given that the world needs now more than ever what we can offer,” says ASEA CEO Chuck Funke. “But hopefully, there is a collective sentiment of appreciation regarding ASEA’s ability to navigate such difficult times.”