Bounce back

Aluminium trade fabricator Fentrade Aluminium Building Products has bounced back to pre-Covid manufacturing levels in just four weeks, the company has announce.

Director Chris Reeks said: “Throughout the shutdown period we kept visible across all digital platforms to ensure we secured a strong sales funnel of work for our return. Continuing with proactive marketing in uncertain times was crucial and has paid off.”

Since the Newport-based company reopened in May 2020 with safe manufacturing disciplines in place, it has seen a “strong surge” of immediate orders, particularly for curtain walling and shopfront products.

“We were quoting for aluminium curtain walling and shopfronts throughout lockdown and these sales, along with additional retail products, were ready for our return,” Chris said.

“We are committed to supporting installers and builders in this changed business landscape. By keeping the lines of communication open with our customers, and marketing to potential new ones throughout lockdown, has allowed us to come back stronger.”