Stuart Wilkinson, sales and marketing director from P Wilkinson Containers, manufacturers and stockists of metal and plastic containers, gives a birds eye view of the effects of the coronavirus on the market.
How has corona impacted your business?
At P Wilkinson Containers some of our usual customers including fillers have switched to hand gel production – really anybody who has a production line has been aiding the national effort.
Has production been affected, or do you expect it to be?
We are finding that the whole supply chain is having to become more flexible and order forecasting is more volatile. Our customers are having to deal with staff shortages and challenging retail conditions. Many have adapted to the times – for example we work with several paint brands and retailers who have focused their resources on upscaling their mail order and online offerings. At William Say, our sister can manufacturer, we’ve been able to retain the flexibility we need by adapting our working conditions and our multi-skilled workforce are able to respond to fluctuating demands.
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