Steve Weedon, CEO, PrintRite Pelikan has issued the following statement:
"Please be informed that PrintRite Pelikan distribution hubs in the UK and Netherlands remain open and operational at this time. Precautions to protect warehouse employees are in force and our office-based staff located throughout Europe are operating remotely with full connectivity to our SAP operating systems.
We are constantly monitoring the COVID 19 situation and are following the advice and guidelines as they develop from the various governments, from the regions we operate. We are working hard to ensure we are following the best practices that will help us keep our employees, their families and our customers safe. This is my primary concern. However, we are here to support you and to help you maintain continuity of product supply, so you can satisfy your customers and keep your business going. We hold healthy stocks and our supply containers are back on track. Subject to a complete lockdown in Holland and UK closing ports and forcing companies to close, I do not foresee any major product availability issues.
We are here to support you any way we can, including sending you class 3 type masks to help control the risk of spreading coronavirus. Let us know how we can help. We are reaching out to local area health authorities to do the same. When the going gets tough the tough get going, so the saying goes. It's a tough time for many and it looks like it will get a lot worse for all of us before it gets any better. Our customers are our partners, our family. We are here to help.
Our Pelikan consumables brand has survived a lot in 182 years, and it will still be here long after the coronavirus is history. From all our associates working from home or in our warehouses, in Europe, we appreciate your business and your loyalty
Keep safe, keep well
Steve Weedon, CEO