CLM’s Brexit planning and supply-chain mitigation strategies will ensure it’s business as usual for our customers and their residents.

The vast majority of Housing associations, councils and private landlords have been monitoring and updating strategies to protect against the effects of Brexit for some-time. What none of them could have foreseen was the extent of those during a global pandemic.

Brexit has now been implemented and within the commercial laundry, commercial cateringand domestic white goods industries, there will be change. Virtually no appliance or parts whether communal or domestic are produced or sourced from inside the UK, with 99.9% of parts and finished product coming from or through the EU.

With numerous factory closures in 2020 as a result of the Covid pandemic, supply chain issues through Brexit will be amplified. ILVE & Faber factories in Italy were closed, as well as Delonghi, Elba, Kenwood, SMEG and others within the country from as early as March 2020. BSH the makers of Bosch, Neff, Siemens, Balay and Gaggenau also shuttered their production plants, as well as Miele going into short-time working for production at all of its German sites.

With the pandemic, many UK suppliers were seeing things that would normally take one day, taking four to five days longer and where this was the case, we expect border chaos resulting from Brexit to stretch this further.

CLM were no more expectant of the arrival of a global pandemic than anyone else but our Brexit planning and supply-chain mitigation strategies have protected us. Increased product stock within our Manchester and London hubs and approximately 45% higher parts provisioning across our Nationwide parts centres has positioned us strongly to continue serving housing associations, councils and landlords across the country, providing seamless service and ultimately meeting the expectations of residents.

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