As we approach the 29th March, we would like to explain our Brexit Strategy. Our main aim is to supply quality lift safety products and satisfy the demands of our customers whilst offering excellent customer service. This will not change during the uncertainty of the next few months regardless of what option the UK government decides to take. However, we have planned for the worst-case scenario to ensure we can continue to achieve our aims.
Two of the biggest concerns that the industry face is price increases due to tariffs and charges and longer lead times due to delays at ports. We have been working over the past months to put a plan in place to make sure we can reduce this as best we can.
We are working closely with each supplier of ours to tackle any supply issues we may face. Our plan is to increase all our stock. Most notably we will be holding an additional Twenty Tonnes of stock from Gervall in our warehouse ready to be shipped to our customers. This will mean that lead times will be short and any price increases will be kept to an absolute minimum. This stock will include Governors, Tension Weights and Safety Locks. We will also be increasing stock of our own VG range to combat the same issues.
We are committed to providing excellent service to our customers and would like to assure you that we are prepared for possible scenarios of Brexit and will be limiting the impact on supply of the products you order. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 01905 641881.
- In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, from 11pm GMT on 29 March 2019, many UK businesses will need to apply the same procedures to EU trade that apply when trading with the rest of the world.
- Currently, under import processes for trading with the rest of the world, goods are not released from customs control until you make a full import declaration and pay the duty owed in full.
- HMRC has put in place transitional simplified procedures to make it easier for you to import goods from the EU using roll on roll off locations like Dover or the Channel Tunnel.
- Atwell International is already registered to this scheme (TSP) and is positioned itself to ensure any delays with imports are kept to an absolute minimum.