British catering equipment manufacturer Parry has adapted all of its manufacturing operations to produce stainless steel equipment for the healthcare market during the Covid-19 crisis.
Following discussions with its 65-strong workforce, Parry has also announced that manufacturing will continue throughout the Easter weekend period.
The Draycott-based company has dramatically increased its output of mobile wash basins and whilst it has implemented measures for social distancing in line with the new government guidelines, it remains in full production, manufacturing health care and clinical equipment.
Parry had been developing its range of healthcare products over the past 12 months and has quickly expanded its range to meet the demands arising from the Covid-19 crisis.
The firm is reporting that demand for its mobile handwashing station (MWB) has been unprecedented. The MWB is a freestanding unit which is suitable for an immediate and hygienic set up for washing hands. The only permanent connection required is a 13A plug to heat the water in the internal tank, this and the waste are all contained within the MWB body.
Parry MD Mark Banton commented: “As an agile manufacturer we were able to immediately switch our production from catering equipment to essential healthcare equipment. To be able to respond to the current situation whilst keeping the safety and welfare of our staff a priority is very important.
“It is an over-used phrase but our staff are genuinely our greatest asset and I am very grateful for their continued support during this difficult time.”