restarting production

Coronavirus update: restarting production

Following the Prime Ministers announcement last Tuesday regarding a partial lockdown of the country, we took the difficult decision to temporarily close our factory. This was an important measure to ensure the health and safety of our staff and minimise the risk of infection.

Since then, we have investigated all options available to allow us to continue to manufacture under troubling circumstances. After reviewing government guidance on ‘keeping your business open‘, we are now endeavouring to continue production for the foreseeable future. However, we will be prioritising the manufacture of projects which have been identified for medical use. These include virus treatment centres, hospital facilities or projects for ongoing or new infrastructure maintenance. If you have a job which you believe falls into these categories, please contact us so they can be prioritised for completion.

Our trade network includes several clients who are currently working on projects which form part of the essential supply chain in the fight against COVID-19. These include suppliers of additional isolation ward facilities, pharmaceutical projects and other services necessary to maintain key supply chains. Therefore, it is essential that we continue manufacturing to ensure we can continue to support trade clients who are still working on these critical projects throughout the UK.

Our production team will now operate under modified working methods with fewer staff and different shift patterns. This allows us to comply with government guidance on social distancing and limit the risk of infection. Also, our office staff will continue to support customers from home and are available to contact via email or phone. Please find a contact list here. We believe we can continue manufacturing safely under current guidance and play a small part in a vital supply chain.

We hope this alleviates any concerns you may have, and we will continue to update you as the situation progresses.

Please stay safe out there!

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