Catering equipment fabricator, Stellex, has added another string to its bow throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The Northumberland-based manufacturer diversified into the veterinary sector, providing kennelling solutions for animal welfare establishments. Having worked consistently with stainless steel for over three-quarters of a century, Stellex also has experience working with toughened glass, ceramic coated glass, Trespa and polycarbonate, all of which were incorporated into projects carried out for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
As well as offering a complete in-house design, manufacture and installation service for kennelling solutions, Stellex also produce a range of animal welfare equipment – glazed kennel fronts, barred gates, modular pens/kennels and cat shelves/steps. Stellex also fulfilled a request to manufacture a wall bracket suitable for hand sanitisers to be installed in hundreds of veterinary practices across the country.
The company continued to trade throughout the crisis, supporting vital industries and the supply chain that serves them.
MD Tony Chamberlain, explained: “Whilst facing many challenges, we have remained operational and committed to serving our diverse customer base – ensuring that we have been able to fulfil requirements even when up against the odds of other business closures.
“Over the years our name has become synonymous with restaurants, bars and pubs, but beyond the staple products we provide to the hospitality industry; we also supply other important sectors with bespoke fabrications ranging from specialist pharmaceutical equipment, scrub sinks, hygiene equipment, butchers tables, farm shop display racks, aluminium food industry pallets and specialist food production equipment.”
He added: “We are truly a versatile and adaptable company with a broad skill set which has enabled us to traverse these uncharted waters and move forward with determination into a ‘new normal’.”
With over 1,000metres2 at its Northumberland facility, social distancing has not been an issue at Stellex, by following guidelines provided by the government and utilising the support available for businesses, the management team believes it has adjusted procedures accordingly to ensure employee welfare at all times.
Chamberlain concluded: “In spite of the pandemic, Stellex continues resolutely to secure business from new and existing customers; supporting the diverse trades who need their products in the coming months as they restore and re-establish their own businesses. By working collaboratively, Stellex believe that we can all forge a way forward together.”