:: C O R O N A V I R U S ::
The last 4 months have been very challenging for all of us. At Kleen-Tex we focused on maintaining a level of business to support those customers who were still able to trade and operate through tough lockdown restrictions. During this period, we continued to focus on how we could balance operational performance, the wellbeing of our team and of course liquidity. Like most, our challenges varied from hour to hour during March and April, before we saw a steady increase to a more stable business environment in May and June, this I am pleased to say has remained steady through July, despite a number of localised outbreaks across Europe. It is interesting to now see mats being talked about as essential items in buildings as people recognise both the functional benefits as well as the possibility to add effective messaging.
August is generally a quiet period for our business and our partners as we all enjoy the summer. However, Kleen-Tex will not be shutting our manufacturing operation during August as we will be preparing for our traditional winter peak season, which we all expect to be a very different mat season in 2020. Our supply chain has remained vigilant and supportive throughout and again we thank them for their ongoing support and ensuring high quality supply of European sourced materials.
Locally we have agreed that we shall continue to plan our manufacturing operations around the first in first out [FIFO] prioritising our customers made to order [MTO] requirements and not building or holding high volumes of stock. With an increased warehouse capability after investments made last year we are more than happy to hold customers stock, but this must be paid in full and will be bonded.
Previously I confirmed that we were aligning our back office working hours and I am pleased to announce the full roll out of this has now been completed and all our back office teams will be available Monday to Friday 8am until 4pm.
I am also pleased to announce that following on from our recent ISO14001 environmental certification that we are creating a number of environmental “ambassadors” in our regional facilities to further investigate means of reducing our environmental impact on the planet. This will cover future product and material selection, packaging, our own facilities, removing 1 time plastics and moving to a more sustainable drinking and catering regime across all operations. More to follow, but as community is one of our Core Values, we do feel that we can make a difference to enhance the environment, we hope to share our lessons learnt as they may help your business too.
The Kleen-Tex management team would also like to thank the various medical and health teams across Europe for their tremendous hard work and professionalism under extraordinary circumstances, we salute you. We are all focusing on the recovery from the 1st wave and planning against any recurrence. Have a great summer and we look forward to supporting you as we migrate through what will be a very different peak season this autumn and winter.
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