It’s not just the plastics industry that’s concerned about the impact of Brexit on their future operations. MacLellan Rubber, a UK-based suppliers of rubber sheeting and products, is increasing stock levels at its warehouse in anticipation of Brexit-driven supply disruptions.
The company published a statement 8 Oct outlining its provisions for the departure of the UK from the European Union (Brexit), which will take effect March 2019.
As part of the measures, said Andrew Onions, director at MacLellan Rubber, the company has increased stock levels substantially at its warehouse and distribution centre in Wolverhampton to mitigate any risks of supply issue.
This would also allow for a notice period in terms of costs, which could significantly rise due to further devaluation of Sterling against the Euro. The company is also in talks with its customers to understand stock requirements and forecasts.
Additionally, the Wolverhampton-based firm said it was holding regular discussions with is manufacturing partners based in Europe and world-wide concerning future trading relationships.
Such discussions, it said, aimed to minimise import duties & taxes and delays as a result of extended shipping times and additional export documentation.
MacLellan Rubber confirmed that it would remain compliant with any new or existing standards & approvals including BS, EN, ISO, DTD, Mil and ASTM, irrespective of Brexit. The company also said that it intended to stay compliant with REACH Regulations for the foreseeable future.