Dutch foodservice equipment supplier Hendi is to move its UK operation back to the Netherlands.
However, it said that customers who wish to continue buying its products will still be able to do so by dealing directly with its central warehouse and distribution facility in Rhenen, south east of Amsterdam.
Citing uncertainty caused during the Brexit delay as the reason for its decision, the company said that Hendi UK, the business that it started in January 2018, is no longer accepting orders. This ceased at 5:30pm on Monday 27 January 2020.
Hendi UK MD Alex Shannon said: “In view of the global market, and the uncertain economic conditions created by Brexit, myself and the board of Hendi have agreed to pass the UK distribution back to our parent company in the Netherlands.”
Shannon went on to say that he hoped to keep any job losses to a minimum, that all warranty and service commitments would be honoured, and that there would be a one month transition period during which time its customers can still contact Hendi UK where staff will be on hand to assist with any queries.