27th April 2020
We hope you are all remaining safe and well.
We wanted to update you all as we are seeing some positive reports and movement on companies re-opening their doors as a result of the UK government looking to encourage manufacturing to restart in a controlled way, with social distancing measures respected.
At Brandauer, we remain fully operational in all areas of our manufacturing capability currently whilst continuing to follow UK government guidelines. We do not currently envisage any impact to delivering to schedules and will look to adhere to the acknowledged dates unless we notify you in advance.
We have maintained our manufacturing levels and have increased capacity this week in our NPI and Quality departments, this will continue to adjust to meet all needs as we currently see them.
Being very much open for business means we have seen an increase in enquiries for progression press tool transfers and de-risking of extended supply-chains for one off machined components and precision press parts. If this is something you think we can help you with then do not hesitate to make contact.
Your main contact routes continue to be as follows:
All communications and updates will be received and sent by the above contacts until further notice.
Thank-you for your continued support in these challenging times.
Rowan Crozier, CEO
30th March 2020
Firstly, we hope you are all keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and have therefore made some adjustments to our operations in order to maintain as much continuity as possible whilst ensuring the welfare of our employees.
I must state that we are still fully operational within our manufacturing capability at this time and continue to follow UK government guidelines in order to maintain this. We don’t see any impact to delivering to schedules and will look to adhere to the acknowledged dates unless we notify you in advance.
We have made some adjustments to our NPI and Quality departments only and completed a restructure of key areas in order to ensure we meet all needs as we currently see them.
Therefore, the main contact routes will now be as follows:
All communications and updates will be received and sent by the above contacts until at least 20th April 2020.
These changes may mean a slower response than normal, but we will endeavour to respond appropriately as soon as practically possible. We will of course keep you updated with any further changes to our plan and operational status.
If you have any changes to plans or queries, we request we are informed as soon as possible via the usual channels.
23rd March 2020
Given the increasing uncertainty around the impact of
coronavirus (Covid-19), we continue to monitor the situation closely.
Our update from last week mentioned the contingency measures
we have applied, and as the situation seems to be evolving quite quickly, we
must take the necessary precautions with the likelihood of a shutdown enforcement
in the UK.
I must state that we are still fully operational at this
time and continue to follow UK government guidelines in order to maintain this.
We have been in contact with many customers and suppliers
already, but if this has not been possible, we request the you contact us
imminently with any stock information you have, and any lines that may suffer
as a result of a period of no supply from Brandauer.
Please contact Mark Fenney (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your
We will of course keep you updated with any changes to our
plan and operational status. If you have any changes to plans, we request that
we are informed as soon as possible via the usual channels.
18th March 2020
Given the increasing uncertainty around the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19), we’ve been monitoring the situation closely. While we cannot control certain aspects, we would like to let you know that we are taking the necessary steps to provide a business as usual approach to our valued customers and suppliers.
Brandauer prides itself on its service levels, this forms part of our culture and we are positioned to respond to your needs. Following government and NHS advice we are continuously preparing plans to ensure business continuity in all scenarios.
Communications and key business processes are being managed outside of a formal office setting by key employees with the primary aim of reducing risk to our on-site engineering and production staff, allowing them to continue the day to day manufacturing.
To achieve this, we have taken several steps to protect the safety of our employees, our customers and supply chain. These include:
- Daily Covid-19 briefs with the Management Team.
- Taking decisions based on latest Government and NHS advice.
- Maintain regular communication with our own supply chain.
- Restrict the movement of non-business critical meetings on and off site
- Restrict visitors to site.
- Implementing remote networking tools such as Microsoft Teams with video technology.
- Communication to all employees the fundamental importance of hygiene.
- Provide hand wash and sanitiser products and implement a strict cleaning regime.
- Where appropriate, ‘employee work from home’ policy has been applied.
- Analysed risk of school closures and introduced cross skilling that may be required to cover all eventualities.
- Continuously assessing impact with employees in line with government and NHS guidelines.
- Travel ban for all overseas travel and non-critical face to face UK meetings.
As part of our continued commitment to support our customers and navigate the current situation, we would like to ask that you consider your current stock levels.
We think now is the time where safety stocks need to be discussed in both supplier and customers facilities.
We will of course keep you updated with any changes to our plan and operational status. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the usual channels.
Thank you for your continued support and best wishes.
Rowan Crozier, CEO