Restarting operations

Anglo European has opened its doors as part of a safe and structured return to work, after pausing operations at the end of March.

Paul Sullivan, managing director at Anglo European, said: “We’ve seen demand from our customers, many of whom work in the commercial sector, start to return over the past few days, to the point that it is not only feasible for us to return on a reduced capacity but also important for supply of reinforcement into the market.

“We have introduced wide ranging safeguards to minimise the threat of infection to our team and our customers in line with current government guidance.

“We will continue to monitor the situation as we move forward and adapt to any future requirements to ensure that we are doing everything we can to support a continued safe return to work.”

With cost control a key priority for those businesses now coming back to work, Paul said that buying reinforcement direct allowed fabricators to cut the price they paid for steel reinforcement by 30%-40%.

“We’re coming back, but to a radically changed operational context,” he said. “It is going to be tough, there are no two ways about it. If, however, you can keep a control on your costs, get cash back into your business quickly, change is going to deliver some big opportunities.”