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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

I am delighted to announce that it is Rack’s intention to ‘re-open’ on Monday 4th May for ‘business as usual’.


Since ceasing production of office furniture products on Friday 3rd April in order to concentrate on the production of hospital beds, Rack has produced 3500 beds.


This has been a herculean team undertaking of which I am extremely proud, and my gratitude goes out to Rack’s entire workforce who, without exception, have stepped up and played their part at this time of national crisis.


However, I am delighted to have been recently advised (by people close to the heart of NHS procurement) that demand for emergency hospital beds is now expected to be at the lower end of the initial forecasts, and hence, orders have slowed as social distancing measures take effect.


In addition to this, and whilst cognisant that the lockdown has only just been extended, Rack’s directors are firmly of the opinion that the government will start to ease lockdown measures week commencing 11th May and that Rack should plan accordingly.


I am therefore pleased to confirm that, following fulfilment of Rack’s last order for hospital beds on Friday 24th April, the factory will be re-configured through W/C 27th April and gradually turned back over to the production of office furniture; with ‘full service’ being resumed the following week.


Consequently, if you have any queries about the status of orders placed prior to the lockdown, or new orders that you wish to discuss/place, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.  Stay safe.


Richard Field

Managing Director

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