Boldon facility to be the hub for expansion of company's PPE division

A company with a network of UK branches has set out plans to increase the coverage of its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) division and it has announced that its facility in Boldon will be the hub of the expansion.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:28 pm
James Maxwell, warehouse supervisor at the Supply Technologies Boldon facility.

Supply Technologies is currently providing thousands of essential PPE items to NHS trusts in Wales and the Midlands, and is engaging with other trusts to help meet their requirements.

In addition to supplying disposable non-woven fluid resistant surgical face masks, face shields, aprons, gloves and goggles, it is also providing overhead powered air filtration units and disposable respirator masks.

Gary Russell, director of business development, said: “We have seen a significant uplift in requirements for PPE, as was expected during the Covid-19 pandemic, and expect these levels to maintain as companies do all they can to protect their workforces.

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“We have been able to manage the high levels of demand for PPE throughout the pandemic because we have established strong and robust supply chains with reliable suppliers.

“We have utilised our network of branches to service this demand, but recognise that it’s necessary to have a regional base in the North East in order to ensure a regular and consistent supply of PPE that can be quickly dispatched to customers across the north of England and Scotland.”

Supply Technologies is also supporting its UK manufacturing client base with enhanced PPE requirements, in particular fluid repellent face masks to enable their workforces to safely undertake their duties, and additional stock levels are arriving every week into its branch network.