Along with the vast majority of our industry, we took the difficult decision to temporarily cease all Liniar and Avantek Machinery operations from 26th March, in line with Government guidelines and to protect our 500+ workforce. We’d like to thank everyone for their co-operation and teamwork as we brought our 24/7 operation to a halt over a matter of days.
Since then, we have been ensuring we stay updated with Government advice, as well as speaking to our supply chain partners, customers and suppliers, and have extended our initial closure by a further three weeks.
The provisional date we are working towards re-opening our facility is Thursday 7th May, but this may change again depending on the latest Government advice and industry demand. If we can return on 7th May, we will be working hard to do everything we can over the Bank Holiday weekend in order to make our first deliveries to customers on Monday 11th May.
Where appropriate, our senior operational managers have been working to provide urgently needed Liniar products to customers operating in key sectors such as hospitals and care homes.
We have also utilised our 3D printer and ordered an injection moulding tool to produce thousands of protective face visors for key workers, together with running a raffle to encourage donations to our amazing NHS – see www.liniar.co.uk/news/liniar-moves-swiftly-to-help-front-line-workers.
Over the next few weeks, we will continue these activities, alongside planning for a safe return to Liniar House. We will be putting clear and controlled social distancing and hygiene measures in place in all areas, as protecting our staff remains our primary concern.
We’d like to thank everyone for their understanding and positive co-operation as we continue to navigate together through this unchartered territory. Please rest assured that we can’t wait to be back together, doing what we do best, and will continue to do our utmost to support our customers and our team throughout this crisis.
Please stay safe!
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