COVID-19 has reached every part of the world, everyone is being affected. Owning a business in Ireland means you may rely on products or machinery to come from oversea, you may now find that you are lacking in the essential equipment to meet current or new projects. As well as equipment you may now also be finding it hard to get people to operate the equipment as factory shutdowns and social distancing has caused many production lines to slow and reduce their capabilities.
With the shutdown period lasting several weeks workers were unable to go back to work. Manufacturing jobs are declining, and it will be some months before things in the manufacturing industry are back up to the production levels. However, it is important to note that Fabricating and CNC machinery both can quickly fill this gap and meet the needs of manufacturers locally. Especially with used machines.
Although many manufacturers are at a limited rate of production their customers still need machined and fabricated parts. Every sector is feeling the squeeze but also is in more need of components to complete their commitments from local suppliers. Furthermore, with the shutdown came the loss of jobs, upstream that led to the loss of raw materials. Combined these are all having a massive impact on the manufacturing industry worldwide even with an increased demand for fabricated and machined products. These manufactured items still need to be made available; this leaves a huge opportunity for potential growth of existing local businesses. If you have been impacted, as most of us have, what can you do? There are ways around the crises without waiting and without suffering massive losses and one of those ways is investing in quality used machinery to help you meet the demand without having to wait weeks/months for equipment to ship from overseas suppliers.
Looking locally can be a great help, at Lister Machine Tools, we can help in a few different ways. We likely have several solutions for any problem you may encounter in manufacturing. If you are looking for equipment, you can find new or used machinery that is quickly available. We can help you find equipment that may be better suited to your current needs. As workforces have shrunk manufacturing needs have increased. If you need something smaller, or with lower maintenance, higher capacity, or faster production we can recommend a solution to suit your needs.
We understand things may be difficult. If you are moving back into production, even with limitations, we have the solutions to keep you moving forward and staying in business. We not only carry an extensive line of equipment but also the knowledge of how to implement it in your facility.