Meiko says it has sufficient UK parts stocks to ensure customers such as care homes and hospitals are not left stranded in the hour of need, thanks largely to its Brexit preparations.
The Slough-based warewashing company ramped up inventory levels ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union and that has left it with amply supply to cope with challenges caused by the coronavirus.
“Thanks to Brexit, we are fortunate to have built up at least four months UK parts stock, on our top 150 lines, to support our dealers and end-users,” said UK managing director Paul Anderson.
“We have a large UK stock of over 400-plus undercounter and pass-through machines available, as well as a supply of Ao30 level disinfection machines available for areas where the very highest levels of hygiene are required.”
Mr Anderson said the company was continuing to run as normal despite the crisis, with its nationwide team of engineers on call to attend breakdowns and supply spare parts.
“Most importantly, for customers experiencing technical issues, and particularly those in the hospital and care home sector, they can be assured that they will receive the same level of service as usual. Meiko UK engineers are working as normal, armed with sanitiser as well as a van full of spares.”
Mr Anderson added that the firm was confident it had taken all necessary steps to ensure the continued hygiene and dishwashing capability of its customers, but if its ability to deliver technical service support were to become impaired it would issue a further statement.