Wrights Plastics Commits £1 million to Virus Barrier Production
An award-winning manufacturer of retail display solutions has switched its manufacturing capacity to the manufacture of virus barrier production solutions such as sneeze and cough screens, safety screens and protective screens.
The switch follows the government's request for help from UK manufacturers in the fight against COVID-19.
To demonstrate their commitment, Wrights Plastics has invested nearly £1m in substrate, which will be periodically delivered to ensure continuity of production. Their 47,000 square foot factory is now designated a COVID-19 protection manufacturing plant.
Initially the screens were supplied directly to leading UK supermarkets and retailers. Increased production levels means the range can now made available to order via the company's ecommerce website.
The sneeze screen is designed to protect employees and customers from airborne virus-containing droplets caused by speaking, sneezing, laughing or coughing that could infect those who have face-to-face interactions.
"As the UK economy begins to reopen, it is extremely important for businesses to protect employees and customers as they return to during the ongoing pandemic," said James Ivison, Senior Relationship Executive of Wrights Plastics Group. "We have developed a solution that allows customers and employees to feel safe in the workplace."
Pre-Covid the company, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, supplied bespoke and off-the-shelf Point of Sale display solutions to a range of retailers and well-known brands. Their long experience within the retail sector ensured they were trusted to supply high quality UK-made cough and sneeze screens.
Wrights Plastics complete Back to Work Safely range can be viewed at https://www.gpxgroup.com/