Co-operation and teamwork

Liniar is looking to restart operations on Thursday May 7, a date that may change if government advice precludes it.

Liniar and Avantek Machinery ceased operations on March 26, and have remained closed in line with government guidelines.

“The provisional date we are working towards re-opening our facility is Thursday May 7, but this may change again depending on the latest government advice and industry demand,” the company said in an open letter. “If we can return on May 7, 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 May 11.

“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.”

Liniar will continue these activities over the next few weeks while 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,” the company said.

“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.”