Goodflex Stepping Up During Supply Chain Disruption
Goodflex Rubber Co. Ltd, a UK manufacturer and supplier of rubber hoses, mouldings and assemblies is confident that it will be able to support businesses suffering impactful supply chain disruption due to COVID and BREXIT.
Goodflex, who offer hoses, mouldings and assemblies in silicone and other polymers including EPDM, FKM (VITON®), NBR, HT-ACM, ECO, AEM (VAMAC®) and EA AU have ensured that contingencies were in place to safeguard raw materials, stock and manufacturing capacity to continue to be able to support the manufacturing sector vital to the UK economy.
Speaking about the risks to manufacturing, Michael Tinklin, purchasing manager said: “The COVID-19 pandemic combined with the delays following our exit from the EU has meant that lead times have further extended, and supply chains are – yet again – grinding to a standstill.”
“Luckily, Goodflex foresaw this happening and have put initiatives in place to make sure that we can continue to support our existing customers and to be able to provide assistance to other businesses that are seeking solutions to supply chain issues. It’s vital that we keep UK manufacturing going at this time.”
Goodflex has long been promoting the benefits of returning the supply of strategic commodities to the UK, including enhanced quality from British manufacturers, reduced transportation times and enhanced cost control in the supply chain.
Mike continued: “In addition, manufacturers we are speaking to want increased agility, quicker response times and more detailed communications. But it’s quite simple, really. If we manufacture the product for you there are far more options to make sure production doesn’t stop. It’s only at times like these that people really begin to understand that.”
Goodflex have been providing localised supply since its inception and have had the fortune of partnering with some very forward-thinking and strategic UK manufactures. In addition Goodflex can provide testing services, design services and 3D printing with continued investment in new technologies.