Here at European Springs & Pressings Ireland, we have taken it upon ourselves to provide as much assistance as possible to those who need it during the pandemic. We believe in supporting those in need during tough times, and we’re extremely proud of our team’s efforts over the course of the last 12 months.
We’ve been looking at the work we have been doing to help produce ventilators, as well as exploring how we have helped SME manufacturing firms to keep on making products throughout the last year.
Providing Parts For Ventilators
In the first few months of the Coronavirus pandemic, there was inevitably a huge increase in demand for ventilators across the world, and European Springs & Pressings Ireland were delighted to play a role in ensuring manufacturers had access to vital springs and pressings for these machines. Prior to the pandemic, we supplied around 6,000 parts for ventilators every year, but with the increased demand, we saw a surge in orders.
Speaking of the spike in demand from one client, European Springs & Pressings Sales Manager, Simon Taylor, said: “They started to ramp up about four to five weeks ago, and we suddenly started to get larger orders from them. By the time they had finished their most recent ordering cycle, they had put in orders for 29,000 parts.”
Our team had forecasted a huge uptake in parts for ventilators and thankfully prepared a carefully considered plan to ensure we could cope with increased demand for our products. Ensuring we had access to the raw materials that are required to create a whole host of springs and pressings helped to guarantee we could fulfil orders with no issues.
We had a number of other businesses approach us looking to more than double their usual order of springs and pressings for ventilators – but could comfortably cope with demand, even with social distancing measures in place to keep our employees safe whilst at work.
Through a combination of innovative thinking, forward planning and an exceptionally driven team, we have comfortably met every challenge set out to us as we look to support the medical industry right around the world.
Helping SME Manufacturing Firms
It’s no surprise that many SME manufacturing firms have been hit hard by the pandemic, with the supply chain being adversely affected and customers pausing orders at the height of Covid-19. Despite the challenges faced over the past 12 months, manufacturers across the UK have remained resilient, and most have bounced back with relative ease.
To ensure manufacturing SMEs have access to the parts they require to begin operations again, European Springs & Pressings Ireland have taken steps to help other businesses out by providing as little or as many parts as required.
Our flexible approach to manufacturing springs and pressings has helped to alleviate pressures on manufacturers who rely on the supply chain to provide them with the parts they require. With issues still prevalent in the supply chain, especially those that involve overseas trips, it’s essential that manufacturers work together and help out how ever they can.
We will continue to provide a flexible level of service, providing parts as required to any business that requires them. We firmly believe in playing a part in all manufacturers’ growth, so no matter how big or small your company is, we want to help you achieve your goals by providing key components for your products.
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Our team have worked tirelessly to ensure that operations have run as close to normal as possible throughout the pandemic. This means that those who have been able to work from home, are doing so; whilst our key workers are all taking the necessary precautions to continue providing high-quality products, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.
We know just how important it is that our high standards don’t slip, and that’s why we have taken extra precautions around our facilities in the UK, to ensure our staff are able to safely continue providing the products you have come to expect from us.
We have introduced several Covid-19 safety measures around our offices and factories, to help minimise unnecessary contact between employees, whilst also installing several hand cleaning stations around our premises. In areas where close contact cannot be avoided, we have installed Perspex windows to help protect our engineers, who can still work together to produce high-quality springs and pressings for all of your needs.
As one of the leading spring manufacturers in Europe, we take our commitment to providing the very best service extremely seriously. No matter what world events are going on around us, our sole focus is on keeping our employees safe, but also providing our customers with a service that is second to none.
You can rest assured that we will continue to refine our processes, invest in the latest technology and keep servicing all of our clients to the very best of our ever-growing capabilities. Please do feel free to get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements, our experts would love to help!