The uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit is affecting most businesses within the UK manufacturing industry – no one company is immune from the effects.
Currently, the end of March 2019 marks the date that Britain begins its transition away from the EU. Although the transition period will extend through to 2020 there are still somewhat unknown potential impacts on our ability to source raw materials or parts.
These impacts could be, but are not limited to:
- Longer lead-times due to custom clearance
- Additional import duties
- Weak pound increasing purchase costs
We are currently taking several steps to ensure we remain reliable and capable of producing the high-quality products you expect.
Where possible we have pre ordered and secured the raw material polymers for our customers that have provided call off orders. This secures the price and delivery schedule in order to minimise any potential interruption to the importing process.
We would also like to bring to your attention a letter issued by the Department of Health and Social Care.
The letter advises that, in the event of a no deal, there is potential for supply of products from Europe to be interrupted. The contingency plan is to increase product stocks and supply of materials.
To enable us to provide the best service possible we are asking customers that if they do wish to increase stocks, or pre order finished product ready for Brexit, they inform us as soon as possible as additional production slots leading up to Brexit date may be limited.
If you would like any clarification on the contingency for your specific product, or wish to discuss any additional stock requirements, please contact our Production Manager Mrs Mandy Stoner.