Devon-based propeller manufacturer Teignbridge Propellers International said the company is still working and aims to fulfil its production targets amidst restrictions put in place by the UK Government to combat the spread of Covid-19
A statement from the company said the UK office is still working, although some production staff are self-isolating.
Teignbridge Propeller’s factory in India has closed under government instructions while its Dubai workshop is operating at a restricted level. Sales staff are available for enquiries and quotes, the company said.
Regarding supplies, the company said it has “good reserves” of ingot but some of its suppliers are closing down temporarily and others are advising of potential delays.
Teignbridge said its UK sales, marketing, design, engineering, accounts, dispatch and purchasing departments are now split with some staff working from home and a few core members of staff remaining in the office.
Staff working from home have been given hardware to facilitate full access to the company’s systems and records to undertake their tasks.
The company stated that it aims to maintain its production targets, adding that the completion, shipping and delivery of a few orders may be delayed by Covid-19 related issues.
The company is reviewing the status of all aspects of its business and making contingency plans for a number of scenarios.
If customers’ shipments are delayed, the company said it would review alternative delivery options. Teignbridge also cautioned customers that freight cost increases may become unavoidable and further government restrictions could be enacted, with subsequent impacts on project delivery.
Teignbridge said, in all cases, customers will be informed of changes as soon as possible and alternative options will be considered.