At Plastic Shop Screens, we are proud to manufacture in the United Kingdom to the highest of standards and quality. With over 30 years in the fabrication of plastics, our parent company are experts in the development and manufacturing of plastic products. Recently, Director Chris Marmion featured on BBC 5Live’s Wake Up To Money” to discuss the European shortage of raw, transparent Polycarbonate used in PPE equipment and our plastic counter screens.
Chris Marmion, managing director of Plastic Shop Screens, told the BBC’s Wake up to Money: “It’s quite simple. There isn’t enough [plastic] coming into the country to meet the current demand.
“We were warned about this approximately four weeks ago by our trusted suppliers… As the recommendations [for shops and businesses to use plastic screens] have come out we’ve now seen an increase in orders through the website and through the phone, and we’re currently having to pre-order materials now into July to keep up with the supply chain.”
Wake Up to Money programme asked Mr Marmion whether some firms may not be able to make their business Covid-secure due to the shortage.
“That could possibly be the case,” he said. “We saw this coming quite early. We’ve got orders for a great deal of stock all the way into July try to and keep up with the demand that’s coming directly to us.
“Yesterday alone we had competitors calling us, asking us whether we had any of our material available to sell directly to them.
“An awful lot of companies like ourselves are placing orders to secure materials ahead of time… Come a couple of weeks, I think there may definitely be a shortage, a lot more than what we have right now.”
At PSS we have secured stock allowing our customers to secure their products. Whilst other manufacturers have a 4-6 week lead time we are proud to offer a lead time of 3-5 working days including delivery. For more information about our range of plastic screens for counters and sneeze guards for offices, contact our team via email@example.com or on 01928 790209.