Whilst the rest of Europe has gone into lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sweden has, rightly or wrongly, employed a vastly different approach which has meant that manufacturing has been able to continue virtually as normal, leading to little or no impact on stock and supply.
Consequently, manufacturer’s such as warewashing specialist, Wexiödisk, has been busy not only fulfilling current customer demands, but also responding to new enquiries from both within Europe and across the world.
Magnus Tituson, MD of Wexiödisk explained: “Due to the very different approach employed by the Swedish government compared to the rest of Europe, Wexiödisk has been able to maintain both manufacturing and supply to not only our current customers but also to a host of new operators.
“We have been closely monitoring the high areas of demands within the UK and other countries and have prioritised delivery to those sectors such as hospitals, care homes and other public sector venues who need us the most during this time. We have adapted our production schedule in order to stock-build, in order to satisfy the needs of customers that require a warewasher immediately.”
This proactive approach to production and immediacy of delivery is one that many UK dealers are vouching for, particularly Bruce Dance, MD of IDS Catering Equipment, who recently turned to Wexiödisk in order to fulfil a urgent order for a high profile, public sector venue:
“I was recently approached by a customer who needed their existing rack-conveyor replaced. They also requested that the supply and installation of their made-to-order warewasher needed to be complete within 6-8 weeks – a fairly short timeframe given the current pandemic. With Wexiödisk, however, we were able to fulfil the customer’s request within the short time with absolutely no problems – from start to end, the process was absolutely seamless.
“With Wexiödisk, we feel confident that we can guarantee the high standards that IDS are renowned for.”
Wexiödisk currently reports it has good stock of standard undercounter and hood machines. Other machines and bespoke orders made by UK customers are also being fulfilled within the brand’s usual 4-6 week timeframe.